Sunday, November 23, 2008

1820s Canal News

Submitted by Richard Palmer

Geneva Gazette, Wed., May 10, 1820

Canal Navigation. - The navigation on the middle section of the
great western canal has commenced. The passage boat Montezuma was to
have started on her regular trips from Seneca river to Utica, a
distance of 94 miles, on the 1st inst.

Carthage Bridge. - We are informed that the elegant single arch
bridge, erected at an enormous expense over the Genesee river, at
Carthage, fell down a few days ago. Fortunately, no person was
passing over at the time.

Ontario Repository, Canandaigua, N.Y., January 8, 1822

Storage & Forwarding

The subscriber having taken the large and commodious Ware-
House, at the east end of the village, situated on a large Basin of
the Canal, is now ready to receive in Store, all kinds of Property.
having formed a connection with as respectable a Line of Boats as any
in the country, he will be able, on the opening of navigation in the
spring, to Forward property as low as any other regularly established
Forwarding House in the country.

He solicits the patronage of his friends and the public in

Palmyra, Jan. 1, 1822.

Geneva Gazette, Geneva, N.Y., Wed., Oct. 8, 1823

Canal Mail. - A daily Mail is now carried between Utica and
Rochester in the packet boats of the Erie Canal Navigation Company,
which greatly facilitates the communication with the western parts of
the state. When the canal is not navigable, the contractors are to
carry the mail by land on the same route.

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