Abstracts Concerning Canals

* 1830, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 *
Cleveland Herald

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Abstract 44 - H[erald] Jan. 21:3/3

Willey presented a petition in the House of Representatives on Jan. 8, from sundry citizens of the village of Cleaveland, complaining in connection with the official conduct of the acting commissioner in procuring subscriptions to the Ohio canal, and praying to be released from the payment thereof. It was referred to a select committee. (2)

Abstract 45 - H Feb. 25:3/3

A petition has been presented in the Ohio house by Mr. Willey from certain citizens of Cuyahoga county, praying for an alteration in the northern terminus of the Ohio canal. It was referred to the standing committee on canals.(verbatim) (1)

Abstract 46 - H Feb. 25:3/3

Mr. Willey of the select committee in the Ohio house, to whom was referred the report of the acting commissioner north of the Portage summit on the subject of ship lock No. 44, made a detail report which was ordered to lie on the table for consideration. (verbatim)(1)

Abstract 47 - H Mar. 25:3/1

The Ohio canal will be navigable this season as far as Newark. The boats of C. M. Giding and Company and John Blair will probably be so arranged as to form a daily line. (verbatim) (1)

Abstract 48 - H Mar. 25; adv:3/5

Storage, forwarding, and commission business by John Blair at the red warehouse, foot of Superior st., who is prepared to forward property to any direction. Being connected with some of the most responsible and best lines of boats on the Erie canal and having entire control of the Farmer's line on the Ohio canal, the boats of which have superior accommodations for passengers, property consigned to his care will meet with no delay. Liberal advances will be made on property entrusted to him for sale or otherwise. (6)

Abstract 49 - H Mar. 25; adv:3/5

Transportation on the Erie Canal by Merchants Line For Freight and Passengers. John Blair, Agent, Cleaveland, 0.(2)

Abstract 50 - H Apr. 8; ed:3/2

The increase in the tolls on the Erie canal as lately adopted by the board of commissioners is complained of loudly by those interested, and not without good cause. "One thing is certain to be the consequence of this arrangement - smuggling; and, instead of one Cutter for Lake Erie, we would advise the building of half a dozen, for until the Ohio Canal is completed, Montreal will be likely to get much of the Western Trade, either by fair or foul means." (6)

Abstract 51 - H May 6; ed:3/1

About 30 English immigrants landed here on May 2. The number of immigrants landing daily at this place is greater than during any previous spring.

"Our village is now the principal thoroughfare for travel to the South and interior of the State, but our direct communications with many of the principal villages South remain to be perfected by the completion of the Ohio Canal. It is true, the traveller will find even now as great facilities, and all the comfort which good roads and first-rate lines of Stages can afford, for travelling in any direction, but another year must elapse before he will find a Canal packet in readiness to receive him after a rough lake passage, and convey him through the centre of our State, land set him down on the banks of the Ohio river, almost unconscious of the transition." (5)

Abstract 52 - H May 27:3/1

It gives us pleasure to state that business on the canal this season is very flourishing as compared with former years. All the boats find full employment in bringing the produce of the interior to: market. The amount of property which has arrived at Cleaveland by way of the canal already exceed the whole amount transported during all of last year.

The increase is not due to the greater distance the canal is navigable this year, but chiefly to the abundant harvest of last year, and to the confidence which the experience of two years has established in canal transportation.

We are informed that although there is not a proportional increase in the amount of property transported southwardly, yet this also is on the increase as compared with last year; and had it not been for the unavoidable delay in letting in the water between Dover and Newark, the amount transported in that direction would be greatly increased. We have good reason to believe, however, that nothing but the occurrence of breaches can prevent the canal from being navigable to Newark in the course of the coming week.

The boat CANTON, belonging to the Farmers line, left Cleveland yesterday with the expectation of going to Newark, being loaded in part for that place. (10)

Abstract 53 - H July 15:2/6

The Newark GAZETTE states that boats have arrived there on the Ohio canal from the lake with merchandise. The boat UNION of Dover returned to this village yesterday from Newark, a distance of 160 miles.(verbatim) (1)

Abstract 54 - H Aug. 12:3/2

Three boats which entered the Ohio canal at Dresden arrived in Cleaveland during the night of Aug. 8. One of them brought a quantity of linseed oil manufactured at Zanesville and destined to Boston, which was shipped on board the steam-boat ENTERPRISE and is probably ere this floating down the Erie canal. (4)

Abstract 55 - H Nov. 4; ed:3/1

The increased business of Cleaveland since the opening of the canal to Newark has exceeded the anticipations of the most sanguine; and limits can scarcely be imagined to its further increase when, passing through the valley of the Scioto, the line shall be open to the Ohio.

"By the constant arrival and departure of Canal Boats, Steam-boats, and Schooners, this place is made a travelling thoroughfare, which calls loudly for a daily line of Stages to Cincinnati and also to Pittsburgh - a call which early in the spring, will, we are informed, be met.

"In addition, we are happy to be able to state, that increased business, good prospects and enterprise are not confined to the village, but that the farmers of the neighboring towns, are becoming wide awake, and have improved our favorable autumn to the utmost, for getting in of winter grain. We trust that Providence will send them an abundant harvest, and that none of them, in their prosperity, will forget the printer." (10)

Abstract 56 - H Nov. 18; ed:2/5

Many Ohio papers are still growling about the ruinous effect and enormous debt involved in the Ohio canal. The Rochester DAILY ADVERTISER, in an article says that in the last 20 days $50,000 in cash has been sent into Ohio for produce.

"Where has this money gone? has it been expended on the lake shore? no, it has been in the hands of men in this village, whose agents have bought all the Produce which could be bought within the vicinity of the Canal, and wheat has been purchased with it and floured in Rochester which was grown 40, 50, and sixty miles from the Canal, and a hundred and sixty miles added to that distance, from Cleaveland. No farmer now, who lives within 30 or 40 miles of the Canal will sell his wheat for 2 or 3 shilling per bushel as formerly." (10)

Abstract 57 - H Dec. 2:3/1

The boat HUNTER, N. M. Green, master, belonging to the Ohio Troy and Erie line, left this place for Newark on the 19th ultimo with a cargo of merchandise the toll on which amounted to $164.46 1/2 cents. (verbatim) (1)

Abstract 58 - H Dec. 30:3/3

We are under obligation to D. H. Beardsley, canal collector of this port, for the following statements: The following articles of property have been cleared at the Cleaveland office during the present year, namely: 23,404 barrels salt; 4,482 barrels fish; ten pairs millstones; 85 tons gypsum; 1,461 tons merchandise.

The following articles of property have arrived at Cleaveland by way of the canal during the year, namely: 176,689 bushels wheat; 5,100 bushels mineral coal; 32,988 barrels flour; 2,442 barrels whiskey; 873 barrels pork; 148 barrels beef; 802 casks linseed oil; 104 tons pot and pearl ashes.

The number of clearances issued from the office at Cleaveland during the year on which toll has been paid is 556; and the amount of tolls received at the same office is 14,552 dollars and 36 cents. The highest tolls paid on any one boat and its cargo was that of the HUNTER, Nov. 19, which amounted to 164 dollars and 46-1/2 cents. The first boat arrived at Cleaveland from Dover on the 18th of May; and the first from Newark on the seventh of August. (verbatim)(5)

(From Annals of Cleveland - 1818-1935, Volume XIII (1830), pages 102 through 105. Cleveland: Cleveland WPA. 1937.)

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