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Title: The Navigators, A Journal of Passage on the Inland Waterways of New York, 1793 
Link to PDF: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/staffpubs/docs/15621.pdf
Series: Bulletin No. 498
Authors: Lord Jr., Philip .
Publish Year: 2003  NYSM ID: B.498 
Page-Plate-Fig: 156 pp., illustrated
Category: Historical
Disiplines: General History
Price: $24.95  
SKU:   ISBN: 1555571425 
Purchase: Amazon      
Keywords: Mohawk Valley, New York (State), water transportation, Canals 
Description: Few voyagers heading west on the inland waterways of the 1790s ever saw the Great Falls at Cohoes, near the mouth of the Mohawk River. But it was this obstruction that prevented direct navigation west from the Hudson and which forced them onto an overland trek of sixteen miles through sand and pine barrens to the harbor at Schenectady. This lavishly illustrated 153 page book follows the account of one boatload of adventurers as they made this journey in the autumn of 1793. Their observations along the route to the Great Lakes and back again provides an unprecedented glimpse of life on the edge of the American Frontier after the Revolution, and records the first tentative experiments in artificial navigation in the State of New York - an emergent canal age decades before the Erie Canal. 
Cover of The Navigators, A Journal of Passage on the Inland Waterways of New York, 1793
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