Report of a committee appointed to explore the western waters in the State of New-York: for the purpose of prosecuting the Inland Lock Navigation.

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Title

Report of a committee appointed to explore the western waters in the State of New-York: for the purpose of prosecuting the Inland Lock Navigation.

Subject

New York (State)
Erie Canal
Construction
Commissioners
Expenditures
Report
Western Inland Lock Navigation Company
Schuyler, Philip
Banyar, Goldsbrow
Watson, Elkanah

Description

Title page from the fifteen page report (pp. 1087-1103) of the committee that was appointed to explore the western waters of New York State in 1792 to examine the state of the Mohawk River from the town of Schenectady to Fort Schuyler. This early report submitted by committee members Philip Schuyler, Goldsbrow Banyar and Elkanah Watson regarding the transportation of the western waters in New York State suggested that a Person who has had practical experience in making canals and locks, would be a desirable and valuable acquisition, but such a person may not be attainable in this country. . . This report also included an estimate of the costs of building the canal.

Source

Excerpted from original publication: Report of a committee appointed to explore the western waters in the State of New-York: for the purpose of prosecuting the Inland Lock Navigation. Albany: Printed by Barber and Southwick, 1792. ACCESSION # 2349; EC0011

Date

1792

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"Report of a committee appointed to explore the western waters in the State of New-York: for the purpose of prosecuting the Inland Lock Navigation.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #352, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/352 (accessed September 18, 2014).