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The Kitchin Map of 1772

This map, drawn by Thomas Kitchin in 1772 and titled "COMMUNICATION betwen ALBANY and OSWEGO" is the best map of the inland waterway corridor connecting the upper Hudson River with the Great Lakes during the period when it was in use for naviagtion.

The eastern portion of the map shows the settlement at Albany, the portage road to the Mohawk River at Schenectady, and the Mohawk River channel running west as far as the Carrying Place at Fort Stanwix.

Detailed views of this section of the map:

Albany to Schenectady
A view of the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk with the portage road to Schenectady harbor. 112k
The Lower Mohawk: Fort Hunter
A view of the junction with the Schoharie Creek and "The Noses". 103k
The Middle Mohawk: Little Falls
A view of the portage at Little Falls, Fort Herkimer, and Burnetts Fields (Herkimer). 78k
The Upper Mohawk: Fort Stanwix
A view of the western end of the Mohawk navigation, "the Neck", and the Oneida Carrying Place. 74k

The western portion of the map shows the route west from the portage at Fort Stanwix (Rome), down tiny Wood Creek, across Oneida Lake, and then down the Oneida River (mis-labeled the Onandaga) and the Oswego River to the entrance into the Great Lakes at Oswego on Lake Ontario.

Detailed views of this section of the map:

Wood Creek
A view of the Oneida portage and Wood Creek to the Oneida Lake entrance. 78k
Oneida Lake
A view of Oneida Lake and the entrance of Wood Creek and outflow to the Oneida River. 49k
Oneida River/Oswego River
A view of the Oneida River and Oswego River navigation to Lake Ontario at Oswego. 78k

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