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Lists of freight on Baxter Steam Canal Boats

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:
This series consists of lists of charges for freight carried by boats of the Baxter Steam Canal Boat Transportation Company. Information by boat includes number of trips made by each boat; boat's name; weight; and freight. Also included is information by destination; weight in pounds; and freight cost in dollars and cents.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1870-1880]
Series Number:
A1034

Scope and Content Note

These are lists of charges for freight carried by boats of the Baxter Steam Canal Boat Transportation Company.

One list gives information on trips up the canal (westward), and one on trips down the canal (eastward). The lists give: destination; weight in pounds; and freight cost in dollars and cents. The information is also listed by boat, indicating: number of trips made by each boat; boat's name; weight; and freight. Legislation of 1846 required the determination of tonnage of all cargo carried on canal boats so that tolls could be charged by the ton.

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