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Chapter XII of Captain Marryat's Diary in America, with remarks on its institutions, found in volume one. This chapter is a humorous description of Marryat's travels along the Erie Canal on a packet boat from Utica to Oswego.

Newspaper engraving found on page 104 of Harper's Weekly, dated February 16, 1884. Because winter travel on the canal was difficult, many canal boats laid up along the New York waterways. This scene depicts everyday activities among the canal…