Research

New York State Comptroller's Office Statements of Tolls on Canal Passenger 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:
These chronological lists of passengers were submitted monthly by masters of boats traveling the Erie Canal. Required for taxation purposes, the lists provide name of boat; date of travel; names of passengers; and distance traveled. The card index indicates names of boats in chronological and alphabetical order.
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2.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1827-1829
Series Number:
A1057

Scope and Content Note

These are statements of tolls on passenger boats operating on the state canal system, including the Erie Canal. When passengers' names appear they are usually only last names, and sometimes just the term "passengers" with numbers and distances traveled. This is not an indexed reference to passengers on canal boats, and as such the records are of only limited value to genealogical research.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted due to fragility. Use with supervision of archivist.

Related Information

Related Materials

A portion of this series is indexed by Series B1879, Card index to statements of tolls on canal passenger boats, 1828-1829.

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