Scope and Content Note

This series consists of three ledgers maintained by the toll collector (Clinton Richards) at Boonville on the Black River Canal from October 15, 1886 through September 30, 1889. The ledgers contain the following information: date, number of clearances for the year, name of boat, place of hailing, where loaded, destination, master's name, description of cargo, quantity, and miles traveled. The ledgers also contain monthly and yearly totals of the number of miles by boats cleared through Boonville (e.g. 151,888 miles for 1885).