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  • Boats: Montezuma and Oneida Chief
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 26, 1820     BOATS Montezuma and Oneida Chief, For the accommodation of passengers on the Erie Canal, will perform their trips in the future, in the following order: - Leave Utica and Montezuma every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 8 o'clock, and meet at evening in Manlius; ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 26, 1820   BOATS Montezuma and Oneida Chief, For the accommodation of passengers on the ...
  • Patent Canal Boat Spring
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1822     Patent Canal Boat Spring. --- We were yesterday invited, by Mr. Edward Townsend of this place, to witness the utility of a Spring which this gentleman has recently invented, to be used on Canal boats. The invention, we think promises great and lasting advantages to the public, ...
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1822   Patent Canal Boat Spring. --- We were yesterday invited, by Mr. Edward ...
  • Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling by the canal to Weed's Basin, dated Nov. 11
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822     Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling by the canal to Weed's Basin, dated Nov. 11. "The boats from Rochester to this place, (Weed's Basin) are now making their regular trips, and arrive in time to meet the boats every morning from Utica, thereby ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822   Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling ...
  • Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 6, 1822
        Arrived at this village, (Rochester) on Wednesday last, the Canal Boat Western Trader, Capt. Garney, from Utica, with a full freight of Emigrants, consisting of eight families, in all sixty persons, who have come the distance of one hundred miles, for the moderate sum of $1.50 each - thus ...
      Arrived at this village, (Rochester) on Wednesday last, the Canal Boat Western ...
  • Canal Navigation commenced
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824     Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle - the crackings of the teamsters' whips - the continued arrival and departure of stranger, and the busy and anxious looking phizes of our villagers. remind us, while we sit quietly in our office, pondering over "matters ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824   Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 22 Oct 1823
        The Erie Canal Navigation Company have added to their line the Chancellor Kent and Benjamin Wright, two new, well finished boats, and made such other arrangements as will ensure travelers a cheap, expeditious and pleasant passage to Albany, during the season when traveling in stages is rendered ...
      The Erie Canal Navigation Company have added to their line the Chancellor ...
  • Packet Boats
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 13 Apr 1823     The navigation of the canal has recommenced with activity and spirit, and the superabundant produce of the country is passing rapidly to market. As the packets have not yet began their regular trips, the freight boats are many of them crowded with passengers, who have been waiting the ...
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 13 Apr 1823   The navigation of the canal has recommenced with activity and spirit, and ...
  • Suicide
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824     Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us that a young lady named Amy Colegrove, from Sardinia, Erie county, put an end to her existence on †he night of the 6th inst. by hanging herself with a shawl fastened around her neck and attached to the ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824   Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us ...
  • Suicide
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824     Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us that a young lady named Amy Colegrove, from Sardinia, Erie county, put an end to her existence on †he night of the 6th inst. by hanging herself with a shawl fastened around her neck and attached to the ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824   Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us ...
  • Weighing Locks
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Aug 1824     Weighing Locks. - The Locks for weighing boats in the vicinity of this village, are now completed and ready for operation. Their construction is founded upon the known principles of hydrostatics, that the whole weight of a body, which will float as fluid, is equal to as much of the ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Aug 1824   Weighing Locks. - The Locks for weighing boats in the vicinity of ...
  • First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Sep 1825     First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo. - On Thursday morning, the Canal boat Superior, Capt. Sloan, arrived in this village from the east. She stayed but a short time. Our citizens generally were not aware of the fact that this section of the canal between this and Black ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Sep 1825   First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo. - On Thursday morning, ...
  • Over-Land Navigation
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 11 May 1825     Over-Land Navigation. - The Packet Boat Andrew Jackson, was on Saturday last raised out of the basin below the ravine in this village, taken upon wheels, and drawn over the Portage, a distance of five miles. She was drawn by oxen, and we understand has been safely launched in Tonawanda ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 11 May 1825   Over-Land Navigation. - The Packet Boat Andrew Jackson, was on Saturday last ...
  • Canal Navigation
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 13 Apr 1825     Canal Navigation. - The navigation of the Erie Canal commenced last Monday, and the various lines of freight and packet boats, (having undergone great repairs and amendments since last season,) are now all or nearly all in motion - and a new aspect is given to business of all kinds. ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 13 Apr 1825   Canal Navigation. - The navigation of the Erie Canal commenced last Monday, ...
  • Troy (Canal Boat), 19 Nov 1825
        first arrival from sea...
      first arrival from sea...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 25 Aug 1826
        The Canal Packet Boat fare, on the whole route from Schenectady to Buffalo, is now reduced from 4 to 3 cents per mile, including board, and 2 cents per mile, exclusive of board...
      The Canal Packet Boat fare, on the whole route from Schenectady to ...
  • Enterprise (Canal Boat), 9 May 1827
        launch, Dunkirk...
      launch, Dunkirk...
  • Mary (Canal Boat), 1 Oct 1828
        lakes to tide-water...
      lakes to tide-water...
  • Ohio (Canal Boat), sunk, 30 Sep 1829
        Reason: sunk Freight: stone ware Remarks: ? ...
      Reason: sunk Freight: stone ware Remarks: ? ...
  • Novelty (Canal boat), 2 Jun 1830
        steam canal boat...
      steam canal boat...
  • Holland (Canal Boat), fire, 1 Apr 1838
        Reason: fire Lives: nil Hull damage: $1,000 Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: fire Lives: nil Hull damage: $1,000 Remarks: Repaired ...
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