Old Newspaper Collections Project
By Clayton, Deb, & Holice
NY Tribune, Erie Canal, 1872
Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!
NY Tribune, 1872
LOCKAGES ON THE CANAL--From statements kept by the lock-tenders on the section of the Erie and Champlain canals under the charge of Mr. Hamilton, we have been furnished with a number of lockages during the months of April and May, at albany, West Troy, the Junction, &c. Each crib of timber makes one lockage, and the number of cribs are given separate from the boats, viz.:
The average number of lockages on the Erie Canal above the Junction for each day from April 15 to May 31, is a fraction over 100 floats per day; and the lockages at this lock are nearly equal to one in every 14 minutes, including nights and Sundays, for 47 successive days. The great number of lockages in 24 hours in a single lock was 152, which is a fraction more than one lockage every 9-1/2 minutes.
Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001
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