Laid up for winter - canal-boat colony in Coenties Slip, East River.

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Laid up for winter - canal-boat colony in Coenties Slip, East River.

Subject

Erie Canal
New York (State)
Coenties Slip (N.Y.)
East River (N.Y.)
Canal-boats
Commerce
Inland trade
Schooners
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Description

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 families.

Source

Original document: Laid up for winter - canal-boat colony in Coenties Slip, East River. Drawn by E.J. Meeker, Harper's Weekly. Vol. XXVIII. No. 1417. New York: February 16,1884. .ACCESSION##; EC0044

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"Laid up for winter - canal-boat colony in Coenties Slip, East River.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #406, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/406 (accessed October 23, 2014).