Research

Register of canal boats

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series from the Office of the State Comptroller contains certified copies of registers of canal boats kept by the auditor. Information includes names of the boats; where they are from; boat tonnage; owner’s names and the date; and a certificate of registry filed with collectors when the name of a boat was changed. Also included is a list of boats whose names were changed.
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0.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1859
Series Number:
A0923

Arrangement

Alphabetical by name of boat.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a certified copy of the register of canal boats kept by the auditor, who was required to keep a register of canal boats and changes in boat names or owners according to a law of 1827 (Chapter 219). The register gives the names of the boats; where they are from; the kind of boat tonnage; names of the owners and the date; and a certificate of registry, which was filed with collectors when the name of a boat was changed. There is also a one-page list of boats whose names were changed.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1450, Chattel mortgages for canal boats, contains more records on canal boats from the Canal Department.

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