The Niagara Area; A Monthly News Journal Volume 7

The Niagara Area; A Monthly News Journal Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Memoir, publisnecl in l825--It is one of the earliest views of Bufialo and shows a section of the Old Canal Be well as the entrance to Buffalo River, with the Seawall Strip in the distanoe--Contrsst this with companion picture of Bufialo in 1811 As stated at the outset of this article, the barge canal system includes four canals. These canals are the Erie, Oswego, Champlain and Cayuga and Seneca. The Erie is the main canal and it stretches across the state from Lake Erie at Buffalo to the Hudson River, a distance of about 350 miles. The Champlain canal extends northerly from the eastern terminus of the Erie ('anal at the Hudson River to the southern end of Lake Champlain, a distance of approximately 61.5 miles. The Oswego Canal extends northward from a place known as Three Rivers, which is at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers, which unite to form the Oswego River. This point is about midway on the line of the Erie Canal. The Oswego Canal extends to Oswego on Lake Ontario, a distance of about 28 miles. The Cayuga and Seneca Canal extends EARLIEST KNOWN VIEW OF BUFFALO This picture is reproduced from u sketch made of Bufialo in 181l--The viewisfrom Buffalo Creek looking towards Fort Erie--'I'he original picture was drawn by E. Walsh of the 49th British Regiment, the size of the original being 21 by 14 inches southward from the Erie Canal in the vicinity of Montezuma, which is a little to the northeast of Geneva, and extends south to Cayuga Lake and southwest to Seneca Lake. At the southern end of each of these lakes there is a spur of barge canal size. The one at the southern end of Cayuga Lake gives Ithaca, N. Y., canal facilities, and the one at the southern end of Seneca Lake is in reality a restoration of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749871
  • 9781236749871