RESEARCH BY Richard Palmer

Montezuma Boat on the Grand Canal

Cayuga Republican
Wednesday, May 31, 1820
Auburn, N.Y.


On Thursday morning last, a respectable number of the citizens of this village, went to Bucksville about 7 to meet the Montezuma, a new passage-boat on the Canal, having His Excellency DeWitt Clinton and General Stephen Van Rensselaer on board. The boat arrived at Bucksville from Montezuma about 7 o'clock. The morning was fine, and our citizens went on board and continued as far as Jordan, a distance of 10 miles. During the short passage, a breakfast was served up in handsome style, and every attention was given by the managers of the boat to the convenience and pleasure of the party. Our passengers returned in a small boat to their carriages delighted with their excursion.