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Survey maps and plans for projected canal alterations

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Consisting of 64 maps relating to the Erie, Chemung, Chenango, Sodus, Oneida Lake, Champlain, and Cayuga and Seneca canals, most of the maps depict specific section of the canal, and show locks; bridges; railroad bridges across canals; locations of canal alterations and improvements; aqueducts; and reservoirs and feeders.
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64 maps.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1830-1851
Series Number:
A0800

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Scope and Content Note

These maps, in a few cases with attached correspondence, depict various improvements along canal routes.

Most of the maps deal with the Erie Canal and are concerned with a specific section of the canal. The maps show: locks; bridges; railroad bridges across canals; locations of canal alterations; aqueducts; and reservoirs and feeders.

The series includes maps of the Erie, Chemung, Chenango, Sodus, Oneida Lake, Champlain, and Cayuga and Seneca canals. The maps appear to have been made by the Office of Surveyor General in compliance with legislation of 1827 requiring a complete map and field notes. They were probably forwarded to the Comptroller who was a Commissioner of the Canal Fund and a member of the Canal Board.

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