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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canal Navigation
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 17 Jan 1823     Canal Navigation. The following statements shews the amount of property which passed this village on the Erie Canal, in 1822-- It will be recollected that this section of the canal was not navigable from the first of July till about the first of November 32,703 bbls. ...
    Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 17 Jan 1823   Canal Navigation. The following statements shews the amount of property which passed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Erie Canal and Michigan Territory
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825     Erie Canal and Michigan Territory. - The editor of the Michigan Sentinel, having traveled the whole length of the Grand Canal, excepting that part between Albany and Schenectady, and noted down his observations, gives his readers something like two columns of sketches and hints respecting its ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825   Erie Canal and Michigan Territory. - The editor of the Michigan Sentinel, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Inland Navigation
    St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 1 Aug 1826, p. 3, column 3     Inland Navigation--Last Friday evening our citizens were gratified with a most novel arrival. The sloop St. Clair (50 tons burthen) passed thro' the lower lock into the basin laden with peltry and ashes, from Mackinac, bound to New York! At Buffalo, the St. Clair unshipped ...
    St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 1 Aug 1826, p. 3, column 3   Inland Navigation--Last Friday evening our citizens were gratified with a most novel ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canal Revenue
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 2 Jun 1826     Canal Revenue. - If our readers are not generally in a money-making way, these hard times, it will afford them some consolation to know that our State is in a prosperous condition. The Collector at this place informs us, that he received for Canal Tolls in one day, during the ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 2 Jun 1826   Canal Revenue. - If our readers are not generally in a money-making ...
  • Canal Regulations
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 7 Apr 1826     CANAL REGULATIONS. At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in the city of Albany, on the 10th of March, 1826, the following rules and regulations, in addition to those provided by law relating to the Erie and Champlain canals, were adopted to wit: 1. Every boat ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 7 Apr 1826   CANAL REGULATIONS. At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Jul 1827
        We are informed by the Collector of the Canal toll in this village, that on the first day of this month, he had received $32,527.96 in tolls. The Canal had then been open only seventy days...
      We are informed by the Collector of the Canal toll in this ...
  • The Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 24 Apr 1829     The Canal- We hail the re-commencement of navigation on the Erie Canal with lively emotions. The day before yesterday, a Boat belonging to the line of Packets, passed this place eastward. Since that several others have passed, and revived in our minds sensations , which, like the channel in which ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 24 Apr 1829   The Canal- We hail the re-commencement of navigation on the Erie Canal ...
  • The Canal Packets
    Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845     The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to take a look at some one of the larger packet boats built within the last two years to ply on the canal between this place and Syracuse. Those who have not been through these "hundred footers," have no ...
    Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845   The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to ...
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