Research

Lock tenders' monthly reports of lockages

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:
Reports from the Office of the Auditor of the Canal Department include information on date; number and location of lock; number of boats passing east, west, north and/or south ,an affidavit that the report is correct. Also included are a few reports of the number of lock tenders employed on various locks, giving names, ages, length of service; and a few weekly reports of goods shipped east or west from Buffalo.
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Quantity:
2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1858-1881
Series Number:
A1135

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Each report provides daily information on: date; number and location of lock; number of "floats" (boats or cribs) passing east and west or north and south.

At the end is the affidavit of the lock tender that the report is correct. The series also includes few reports of the number of lock tenders employed on various locks, giving names, ages, length of service; and a few weekly reports of goods shipped east or west from Buffalo.

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1171, Weekly Statements of Canal Shipments Through Buffalo to or from Other States.

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