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  Chronology - Oswego Canal.
Three important dams built across Oswego river; several guard and lift-locks built and material delivered for completion of those to be built.
Chapter 219 – $210,000 appropriated to connect Oswego canal with Erie canal at Salina.
Chapter 275 – Not to exceed $15,000 to be borrowed for canal.
www.history.rochester.edu /canal/bib/whitford/1906/Chron03.html   (1598 words)

 OSWALD OF NORTHUMBRIA - LoveToKnow Article on OSWALD OF NORTHUMBRIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
OSWEGO, a city, port of entry, and the county-seat of Oswego county, New York, U.S.A., on the S.E. shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego river, about 35m.
Oswego has a considerable trade with Canada; in 1908 its exports were valued at $2,880,5 53 and its imports at $999,164.
Oswego became the county-seat in 1816, was incorporated as a village in 1828 (when the Oswego Canal was completed), and was first chartered as a city in 1848.
19.1911encyclopedia.org /O/OS/OSWALD_OF_NORTHUMBRIA.htm   (2733 words)

 Chapter 7: The Oswego Canal
For several miles between Oswego falls and Oswego, where the high lands approached the bank, the canal was constructed in the border of the river, and a sloping wall of cobblestone was raised on the outside of the canal to protect the embankment.
The canal bank along the shore of Onondaga lake was composed of so loose a soil, and was so much abraded by the water of the lake on the one side and of the canal on the other, that it was found neccessary to secure it on both sides with a facing of timber.
The locks on the Oswego canal had all been constructed with a view of doubling them at some future time, so it was proposed to double the guard-lock at Oswego, using the new structure as a weigh-lock, which at the same time would become one of a second tier of locks.
www.history.rochester.edu /canal/bib/whitford/old1906/chapter7.htm   (7706 words)

 New York State Canal System on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The waterway, a modification and improvement of the old Erie Canal and its branches, was authorized (1903) by public vote.
The canals (12 ft/3.7 m deep), with 57 electrically operated locks, can accommodate 2,000-ton vessels and, unlike the original Erie Canal, include large sections of canalized rivers and lakes in the waterway.
In an effort to improve recreational facilities and increase tourism along the canal, a major renovation of the system was undertaken in the late 1990s.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/n/ny1s1c1anals1ys.asp   (387 words)

 FULTON (N.Y.) - LoveToKnow Article on FULTON (N.Y.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Partly by their influence he was led to devote his attention to engineering, especially in connection with canal construction; he obtained an English patent in 1794 for superseding canal locks by inclined planes, and in 1796 he published a Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation.
Fulton is served by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, the New York Central and Hudson River, and the New York, Ontario and Western railways, by electric railway to Oswego and Syracuse and by the Oswego Canal.
Ample water-power is furnished by the Oswego river, which here flows in a series of rapids, and the manufactures are many in kind.
98.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FU/FULTON_N_Y_.htm   (2147 words)

 Family Adventure Travel
The Champlain Canal rests in the Upper Hudson Valley between the Adirondacks of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
This canal connects the Erie to the largest of the Finger Lakes, Seneca and Cayuga, and passes through one of the most lively and lovely waterfronts at Seneca Falls.
The Oswego Canal is also home to some of the best fishing on the east coast, with Chinook salmon, northern pike, walleye, and small-mouth bass.
www.familyadventuretravel.com /articles/erie.html   (1022 words)

 CRUISING - An Erie Canal passage south with photo, hints, maps
We begin at Oswego NY at Lock 8 of the Oswego Canal, then proceed southward to Lock 1 where the Oswego canal joins the Erie Canal at Three River Point Lock numbering once again runs in reverse order beginning with Erie Canal Lock 23 and ending at lock 2 where we join the Hudson River.
Oswego, via the Oswego River, is the most effective entrance to the New York State Barge Canal System.
Oswego is a well protected harbour, with considerable commercial traffic, but can develop a nasty swell if the wind is from the north..
www.cruising.ca /erie/docs/1e.html   (968 words)

 Oswego County Promotion and Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
For close to a century, the Oswego branch of the Erie Canal ran adjacent to the Oswego River and was an important waterway for trade.
Though the Oswego River wasn't part of the Erie's main route from Albany to Buffalo, the Erie still had a profound effect on the development of the Oswego Canal and its environs.
The Oswego Canal was a separate waterway from the Oswego River, dug alongside it and merging with it in a few locations only.
www.co.oswego.ny.us /tourism/recreation/canal.html   (1169 words)

 Speech of Gerrit Smith, on discriminating tolls : made in the Capitol at...
The Oswego Canal, including, of course, the little city at its Northern termination, is the sole occasion of all this wide-spread agitation, and all this pressure upon the Legislature.
They will look upon this war on their Welland Canal as a war on themselves; and sooner than suffer it to be successful, and to turn all the trade of the Western States away from Lake Ontario, they will remit all the tolls on that canal.
His claim to use either the railroad or canal without contributing to their cost is no less absurd than would be his claim that the citizens of New York are constitutionally bound to harness their horses and carry him free of charge into whatever part of their State he may choose to go.
libwww.syr.edu /digital/collections/g/GerritSmith/504.htm   (9702 words)

 Erie Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Erie Canal is an historic 332-mile connection from Waterford, opposite Troy on the Hudson River, to Tonawanda on the Niagara River, between Lakes Ontario and Erie.
The Oswego Canal, with 7 locks, descends the canalized Oswego River for 23 miles north to Lake Ontario.
The Erie Canal is comprised of 34 locks, 15 lift bridges, guard gates, and numerous dams.
www.lakechamplainpub.com /Erie_Canal_text.htm   (212 words)

 New York State Canals: Excursions and Vacations: Land and Water Itineraries: Oswego   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Opened in 1828, the Oswego Canal is known as one of America’s most successful inland waterways after the Erie Canal, transporting goods from the Great Lakes and Midwest markets all along the eastern seaboard.
The bridge house is similar to that of a lighthouse and was built in 1917 during the construction of the Barge Canal.
As the gateway from the Canal System to the Great Lakes, the City of Oswego is most renowned for its harbor as a boat-building and fishing city, yet this city holds a little known secret.
www.canals.state.ny.us /exvac/landwater/lwoswego.html   (857 words)

 Oswego County News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
OSWEGO -- Oswego County residents are invited to attend a public hearing on the Oswego River Canal, which is part of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Oswego County Legislator Kimberly Seager, District 10 (Schroeppel, Phoenix, Volney) is the county's representative to the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission.
Because the Erie Canalway and the Oswego River Canal are now a part of the National Park Service, the canal corridor will see an influx of federal funds to benefit canal projects.
www.co.oswego.ny.us /info/news/2004/010704-6.html   (279 words)

 EPA Brownfields Grants, Oswego County, NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Oswego County, NY EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic development to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.
The Oswego Canal Corridor (population under 30,000) runs parallel to and intersects with the Oswego River, which served as an important transportation artery for early settlers and powered the area's mills following the Industrial Revolution.
The per capita income in Oswego County is $16,853, compared to $23,389 for New York State, and 14 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.
www.epa.gov /brownfields/03grants/oswego.htm   (471 words)

 History of the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga & Seneca canals
The Cayuga and Seneca canal is 27 miles long and connects the Erie, west of Syracuse with Cayuga and Seneca Lakes.
When a canal across New York State was first proposed by Jesse Hawley, a miller in the town of Geneva, President Thomas Jefferson thought it was "little short of madness".
The canal today is 363 miles long, has 57 locks and the total rise from the Hudson River to Lake Erie is 568 feet.
www.nycanal.com /nycanalhistory.html   (504 words)

 Hitching A Ride on the Great Lakes
Oswego, NY Click image for larger view of the lighthouse.
Oswego because a fur trade center due to its key location on the Great Lakes.
Oswego Canal: Great Homes from Boom Time during the Oswego Canals Hey Day of 1827 as positioning canal to the Great Lakes.
www.wxxi.org /hitching/oswego.html   (164 words)

 Raging Canal
In rather significant news for the NY State Canal System, a new Canal Corp. director has been named -- Troy's Carmella Mantello -- and the Pataki administration is promising to develop the Erie Canal corridor as a greenway, to hook up with other designated greenways in the state.
Rather unnoticed by the media was this past weekend's centennial commemoration of the construction of the New York State Barge Canal -- or, the modern-day Erie Canal.
A communique from the Canal Corp. notes that the serious canal break at Pendleton is not expected to delay the canal's May 1 opening date in the western section.
eriecanal.blogspot.com   (784 words)

 Remonstrance against the proposed measure of discriminating in tolls against the Oswego canal.
The Oswego and Syracuse, the Cape Vincent, Home and Watertown, and the Northern or Ogdensburgh Rail Roads, are now strong competitors with the Oswego Canal for the trade in question.
The city of Oswego with her Mills, her Lake and canal tonage her Warehouse and Elevator property, to a vast amount, invested in the commerce of the Lakes and canals, on the faith of State Legislation, would share largely in this calamity.
And how is the canal collector to distinguish between the high toll and low toll wheat, both come lawfully to Oswego, and both go into the same garner for grinding or for shipment, wheat has no ear marks.
libwww.syr.edu /digital/collections/g/GerritSmith/715.htm   (1676 words)

 16-30 June 2005
The New York canal system we traveled has been beautiful and we've enjoyed meeting the people and hearing their stories --- everyone has a good one.
Sackets Harbor, NY 20 boats were waiting in various locations around Oswego to make the trip across Lake Ontario, as the Lake had been very nasty over the last two days.
At right we are traveling in a man made canal just to the right of one of the rivers on the Trent Severn Waterway.
home.earthlink.net /~pwbolin/16-30_june_2005.htm   (1775 words)

 Oswego County Business Magazine
Yet that 24-mile stretch from Syracuse to Oswego is the crown jewel of the New York State Barge Canal System, the gateway to the Great Lakes, and quite possibly the recreational and commercial powerhouse of the 21st century.
The canal harbor designation outlines development of the dilapidated Breneman shade factory site along the east bank near Lock 7, plus conversion of the railroad bridge/walkway into an extended pedestrian and cycling pathway from the west bank to Fort Ontario.
The Oswego canal harbor is ideal because it offers lake and canal access, plus sufficient space for seasonal storage and periodic boat maintenance operations, the mayor said.
www.oswegocountybusiness.com /issue24/24Cover.html   (1640 words)

The canal system is often used by pleasure boats with motors, but I really think there's great potential already being realized along it by paddlers, too.
The New York State Canal Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York State Thruway Authority, is the proud steward of this great, historic 524-mile waterway, a legacy that was born more than 175 years ago.
The tradition of navigation on New York's Canals continues uninterrupted, and the resurgence of development in the historic communities begins again, as it did in the mid-1800s.
www.coasttrails.org /atgcanal.html   (1143 words)

 Oswego County Business Magazine
The Oswego Canal had the highest increase of pleasure boats, 644 vessels, of any section on the NYS Canal System.
Hall is a native of Oswego, graduated from Oswego High School, and is a cum laude graduate from Syracuse University, with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science.
Oswego Valley insurance Agencies, LLC is made up of the Barrett Insurace Agency of Oswego, Dowd and Harrington Insurance of Oswego, and Streeter and VanSanford Insurance of Fulton.
www.oswegocountybusiness.com /issue49/49Newsmakers.html   (1818 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
From here we follow the Oswego Canal north to the city of "OSWEGO" on Lake Ontario.
The Oswego Canal has a series of 7 Locks, numbered 1 through 8 (there is no Lock number 4).
This is very interesting as water on the left (west) side of the canal spills over the side of the canal through a guard rail type structure.
home.stny.rr.com /nyscanals/Oswego1.htm   (306 words)

 Erie Canal in Oswego County, Canal Marinas, Camping, Lodging, Fishing - Focus on Oswego County - NYcanal.com
It's also one of the few rivers in the United States that flows north (most rivers flow south, east or west, simply because of topography, or "lay of the land").
Oswego County travel and tourism professionals can help you plan the trip of a life time.
DEC Region 7 serves Oswego County, and is your first point of contact for obtaining and renewing DEC permits, reporting environmental or natural resource problems, finding the best places to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
www.nycanal.com /focusonoswego/oswegoindex.html   (298 words)

 Joyce & George's Big Adventure 4
Passage from Irondiquoit, N.Y. to the Oswego Canal, N.Y. Lake Ontario was flat and glassy.
The Oswego Canal joins the Erie Canal after the locks, but there are many more locks to visit before we exit the Erie.
At Lock #19 on the Erie Canal we were just exiting when Shawn stepped back into the open aft lazarette, dropping approximately 3 feet and striking the steel stairway during her fall.
www.classicyacht.org /nc/ncboats/catherine/catherine4.htm   (833 words)

 USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 04249000 OSWEGO RIVER AT LOCK 7, OSWEGO NY
A large amount of natural storage and some artificial regulation is afforded by the many large lakes and the Erie (Barge) and Oswego (Barge) Canal systems in the river basin.Large diurnal fluctuations at low and medium flow caused by powerplants upstream from station.
Oswego River basin receives water from Erie (Barge) Canal through Lock 32 near Pittsford.
Percent exceedance means that 80, 50, or 20 percent of all daily mean flows for 9/17 have been greater than the value shown.
waterdata.usgs.gov /usa/nwis/uv?site_no=04249000   (383 words)

 01 durham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
My first recollection, actually, of the Lake Oswego area and the Bryant and Durham families was attending my great-grandfather's home in 1915 on a visit and walking down through the pasture to the canal which had been completed in 1872, just a hundred years ago last year.
The point of this story on the Lake Oswego Canal and the lake rights is that because of this little note that my father mentioned on the train to Seattle in 1951, we, in the 1960's, became heavily involved in the Bryant history relating to the canal and the lake.
To switch over to the Durham side of the family, we were shortly involved in that side of the family because of the Lake Oswego lawsuit on the Bryant family canal and the lake rights on the west side of the lake.
www.europa.com /~heritage/01durham.html   (2983 words)

 We Enter the Erie Canal
At Oswego, NY, you enter the Oswego Canal, which joins up with the main Erie Canal.
Since the bridge clearance through the canal system is only 20 feet, you have to take the mast down at Oswego and strap it securely on deck.
The crew at Oswego Marina are quick and efficient at this job since they raise and lower masts constantly.
www.searoom.com /shard/south-1D.html   (338 words)

 The Erie Canal/Ruins of Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Boating museum at the Oswego Canal at Phoenix, N.Y. The Oswego Canal connects the Erie to Lake Ontario.
The Erie Canal, version 1.0: Clinton's Ditch, in use from 1825 to around the mid-1840s.
The old canal here (upper right corner) is dry, but will be filled when the aqueduct is restored.
www.silent-edge.org /mt/eriecanal   (365 words)

 City of Lake Oswego Home
Plans are moving ahead with the demolition and replacement of the Oswego Canal Bridge on South Shore Boulevard.
On the morning of September 6, the bridge closed for demolition.
Recovery efforts are underway, but it will take significant time and resources to move on from the great losses experienced and start over.
www.ci.oswego.or.us   (170 words)

 Cruising America's Waterways
While in Oswego the crew watches tall ships do battle and tours a D-Day tug and a haunted lighthouse before journeying to Sackets Harbor, an important naval center during the War of 1812.
Opened in 1825, today’s canal is a recreational and historic waterway lined with cultural and scenic opportunities.
Learn about the canal’s mechanical structures; travel on a hire boat; visit charming canalside communities including Lockport, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Pittsford, Waterford, and Little Falls; and tour attractions in Syracuse, Rochester, and, of course, Albany and Buffalo.
www.cruisingamerica.com /caw_pages/series.htm   (1472 words)

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