Annual report of the canal commissioners, communicated to the legislature, Jan. 25, 1819.

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Annual report of the canal commissioners, communicated to the legislature, Jan. 25, 1819.

Subject

Commissioners
Champlain Canal
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Rensselaer, Stephen Van, 1764-1839
Erie Canal
New York (State)
Report
New York State Legislature
Route
Construction
Excavation
Embankment
Locks
Aqueducts
Contractors
Damages
Shipping
Expenditures

Description

A forty-six page annual report of the canal commissioners communicated to the legislature on January 15, 1819. This report was addressed to the New York State Legislature in obedience to the act entitled An act respecting navigable communications between the Western and Northern Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean which was passed on April 15th, 1817. Released before the completion of the canal, this document reports the progress, obstructions, and condition of the construction project. The report was submitted in Albany on January 25, 1819, by the Canal Commissioners: DeWitt Clinton, S. Van Rensselaer, S. Young; Myron Holley, and Ephram Hart. It includes an appendix which gives a detailed statement of contracts for excavation and embankment on the middle section of the Erie Canal; a table showing the location, dimension etc of the aqueducts, culverts and waste-weirs on the middle section of the Erie Canal; and, a schedule of the contracts for stone and for locks on the middle section of the Erie Canal.
Status: Currently not held at Mina Rees Library.

Source

Excerpted from original publication: Annual report of the canal commissioners, communicated to the legislature, Jan. 25, 1819. Albany: Printed by J. Buel, Printer to the State, 1819. ACCESSION# 0407.F4.24; EC0001; EC0002

Date

1819

Type

COMPOUND

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"Annual report of the canal commissioners, communicated to the legislature, Jan. 25, 1819.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #390, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/390 (accessed October 30, 2014).