RESEARCH BY Richard Palmer

Montezuma Arrives from Montezuma

Onondaga Register
Wednesday, April 26, 1820

On April 20, the Montezuma arrived from Montezuma, built and fitted up expressly for passengers, after a model furnished by Comfort Tyler. There are two cabins with a kitchen and cooking stove. It is 76 feet long, 14 feet wide. It arrived in Syracuse at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. nearly 100 went aboard. The boat started from Salina Banks loaded with people. It traveled a mile and a half in 22 minutes. A procession with a band went to Beach's Inn and returned in a short time, 150 persons went aboard and returned to Syracuse. Two horses were used, but one would have been sufficient. Canal is about 2 1/2 feet deep.