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  • Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 2, 1820
        Utica, July 25. On Saturday last the canal was filled with water for the first time from the western extremity of Liberty street to Genesee street, a distance of about half a mile. Considerable interest was excited and many attended on this occasion. At the appointed hour ...
      Utica, July 25. On Saturday last the canal was filled with water ...
  • Canal
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 25 Oct 1822     Canal - The navigation on the Erie Canal is now uninterrupted between Rochester and Little Falls. The great embankment at Mann's Mills. about which there has been expressed so much solicitude and such general frustration was completed some time since, and there is now a good supply of water...
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 25 Oct 1822   Canal - The navigation on the Erie Canal is now uninterrupted between ...
  • Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 7 Jun 1822
        On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the east side of the Genesee River in Rochester loaded with flour for Little Falls. - P. 70, Landmarks of Wayne County, Edited by George W. Cowles, (Syracuse) 1895...
      On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the ...
  • Grand Canal
    Hampden Federalist and Public Journal (Springfield, MA), 26 Jun 1822     New York June 19. GRAND CANAL We are informed by a gentleman who has just returned from a visit to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, that he traveled 160 miles in the new convenient passage boat on the Erie Canal, viz., from Little Falls ...
    Hampden Federalist and Public Journal (Springfield, MA), 26 Jun 1822   New York June 19. GRAND CANAL We are informed by a gentleman ...
  • Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822
        From the Utica Gazette. The aqueduct across the Mohawk River, at Little Falls, was finished last week and filled with water. This is a structure of considerable magnitude, built entirely of stone, in point of solidity and beauty, probably not exceeded by any work of the kind in the ...
      From the Utica Gazette. The aqueduct across the Mohawk River, at Little ...
  • Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822
        Several boats loaded with flour, left this village (Rochester) last week for Little Falls, by the Canal, and there were also some arrivals. We understand there is some want of water between this place and Montezuma, which will probably be soon supplied. A Collector's office is to be opened in ...
      Several boats loaded with flour, left this village (Rochester) last week for ...
  • Erie Canal
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822     Erie Canal.- The water has been let into the Canal from Little Falls to Schoharie Creek, east, and west from Genesee river to Montezuma, making about 200 miles uninterrupted canal navigation. Boats are now arriving at Utica, from Rochester. There is every reason to believe the Canal ...
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822   Erie Canal.- The water has been let into the Canal from Little ...
  • Canal
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822     Canal. -- It is stated that water has been let into the Canal as far east as Schoharie creek, to which place boats have passed from Little Falls. The Lockport paper states, that water is to be taken, by a feeder, from the Tonewanta [sic] to Oak Orchard creek, to ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822   Canal. -- It is stated that water has been let into the ...
  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 22 Aug 1822, p. 3, column 3
        A proposition has been started in the Niagara (Upper Canada) Gleaner, to connect Lake Erie and Ontario, by a canal that would be sufficient to carry vessels large enough to navigate both Lakes...
      A proposition has been started in the Niagara (Upper Canada) Gleaner, to ...
  • Canal Steam Boats
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 2 Jul 1824     Canal Steam Boats. - The steamboat "Erie Canal" passed this village on Wednesday last, on her way to the west. There are different opinions with regard to the practicability of employing steamboats on the canal - that is, whether, notwithstanding the cheapness of fuel, they can be made to perform ...
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 2 Jul 1824   Canal Steam Boats. - The steamboat "Erie Canal" passed this village on ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 12 May 1824
        Three mails are now received at this place, daily - two on the canal, and one by way of Canandaigua...
      Three mails are now received at this place, daily - two on ...
  • Steam-Boats on the Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823     Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be any doubt as to the practicability of propelling boats on the Canal by steam. Since the passage of the steam-boat mentioned in our last, we have been gratified with a view of one built at Pompey, Onondaga county, ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823   Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be ...
  • Steam-Boats on the Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823     Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be any doubt as to the practicability of propelling boats on the Canal by steam. Since the passage of the steam-boat mentioned in our last, we have been gratified with a view of one built at Pompey, Onondaga county, ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823   Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be ...
  • 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), 29 Oct 1823
        The Canal is now navigable to to Brockport, about 20 miles west of Rochester, to and from which place the packet boats run daily. Another Canal Celebration. The citizens of Salina, and adjacent towns, celebrated on the 14th inst. the opening of the locks at ...
      The Canal is now navigable to to Brockport, about 20 miles west ...
  • 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 ...
  • Steam-Boat on the Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Oct 1823     Steam-Boat on the Canal. - A Steam-Boat passed this place, to the west, on the 5th inst. Her speed was supposed to be about four miles per hour, and it was judged by those who noticed her, that the agitation of the water, caused by the wheel of the boat, ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Oct 1823   Steam-Boat on the Canal. - A Steam-Boat passed this place, to the ...
  • Erie Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 10 Jan 1823     Erie Canal. - P. Grandin, Esq. the Collector at this place, informs us that he received for tolls during the past season $21,455. The whole amount taken at the same office the year previous was $2,500, making an increase in one year of $18,955!...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 10 Jan 1823   Erie Canal. - P. Grandin, Esq. the Collector at this place, informs ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Erie Canal
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823     The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles were transported east and west, on that part of the canal which was navigable during the last season. Some of the principal things were: 184,522 bbls. flour, 17,663 do. salt 9,495 do, provisions, 4,372 do. ashes, 366 do. ...
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823   The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles ...
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