History of Steam on the Erie Canal

History of Steam on the Erie Canal

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"[...] It should be observed that the first trials of steam in 1858 were made during a season of low water, and when the Canal Board had limited the loading of boats to four and three-fourths feet draught of water, which, later in the season, was increased to five feet, and in subsequent years to six feet, as continued to the present time. Among the most successful trials of the first era of steam on the canals, may be mentioned the H.K. Viele, P.L. Sternburg, and S.B. Ruggles. Each could carry three-fourths cargo and tow a full cargo, and each exceed the speed of horse-boats. Among the most successful trials of the present era may be mentioned the Port Byron, Baxter, and[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 50g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675119
  • 9781507675113

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