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New York State Division of Canals and Waterways Inventory of Canal "Blue Line" Maps

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 contains an inventory of the approximately 1,900 "blue line" maps produced by the State Engineer and Surveyor pursuant to Chapter 199, Laws of 1910 and Chapter 51, Laws of 1917. The maps inventoried depict all state owned lands and property prior to improvements effected for the Barge Canal System; the location of state property appropriated for the Barge Canal; and the location of the old canals and related state property in relation to the Barge Canal.
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0.25 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1910-1918
Series Number:
B2543

Scope and Content Note

This series contains an inventory of the approximately 1,900 "blue line" maps produced by the State Engineer and Surveyor pursuant to Chapter 199, Laws of 1910 and Chapter 51, Laws of 1917. The maps inventoried depict all state owned lands and property prior to improvements effected for the Barge Canal System; the location of state property appropriated for the Barge Canal; and the location of the old canals and related state property in relation to the Barge Canal. The inventory functions as an index, and the volume is arranged alphabetically by location.

An inventory of miscellaneous maps and records found in a sub-basement of the Division of Canals and Waterways also appears in these records.

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

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Related Materials

Series B1761 Maps of Portions of Canal Lands Belonging to the State of New York, contains the "blue line" maps that are inventoried in this series.

Acquistion Information

These records were identified and transferred by principal engineer William Schollenberger of the New York State Canal Corporation in April 2014.

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