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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Canals
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825     The Canals. - It is estimated that the revenue from the New York Canals this season will be nearly double the amount received last season. This will far exceed the flattering estimate of the canal commissioners in their last annual report. We perceive by the Collector's books that the amount ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825   The Canals. - It is estimated that the revenue from the New ...
  • Melancholy Accident
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Jun 1825     Melancholy Accident. - On Wednesday morning last, about 3 o'clock, a Miss Nancy Starkweather was suddenly killed by coming in contact with a canal bridge a few miles west of this town. She was on her way from the west on the canal to visit some connexions in Williamson, in ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Jun 1825   Melancholy Accident. - On Wednesday morning last, about 3 o'clock, a Miss ...
  • The Western Villages
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 30 Mar 1825     The Western Villages.- Under this head, some of the city papers have very properly noticed the extraordinary growth of several of the villages on the line of the Erie Canal since its partial completion; but we have not seen a single work respecting Palmyra . We cheerfully respond that great ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 30 Mar 1825   The Western Villages.- Under this head, some of the city papers have ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Jun 1825
        Extract of a letter to the editors of the New York Statesman, dated on board the Canal Packet-Boat Chancellor Kent, May, 21st. 1825. In our route yesterday and to-day, we saw great numbers of persons fishing along the borders of the canal. Perch and other small fish are taken in ...
      Extract of a letter to the editors of the New York Statesman, ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 26 Sep 1828
        There is no village on the line of our far-famed Canal, that has felt the benefits which flow from this lateral channel of commerce more sensibly than Palmyra. The increase of population has been remarkable and almost unexampled. But a year prior to the completion of the Erie Canal, we ...
      There is no village on the line of our far-famed Canal, that ...
  • Wayne Democratic Press (Lyons, NY), 25 Aug 1858
        "We believe the first substantial experiment of a canal steamboat in this State was made in 1823, by William Avery and Hiram Scoville of Onondaga county. Their boat had a screw wheel in the stern, and they ran it from Manlius to Palmyra and back. The experiment gave tolerable satisfaction, ...
      "We believe the first substantial experiment of a canal steamboat in this ...
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