RESEARCH BY Richard Palmer

Passage on Canal Boat Montezuma

Cayuga Republican
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1821


Mr. Editor,

Sir, - I send you a copy of a card, signed by some gentlemen passengers, in the Canal-Boat Montezuma, with the addition of their places of residence. Various reports are in circulation respecting the conveyance of passengers on that section of the Canal between Utica and Montezuma, should you give this an insertion, it may be a satisfaction to the public, and some advantage to the Erie Canal Navigation Company.


WE the undersigned, having passed from Utica to Weed's Basin, on the Canal, a distance of eight-eight miles, in the in the Passage Boat Montezuma, Capt. Joseph Swan, very cheerfully declare the great satisfaction we have experienced, both from that mode of conveyance and the uniform civility and obliging deportment of the Captain, and all the persons attached to the Boat. We fared very well a the table of the boat and felt no inconvenience either from the heat or smell of the kitchen, and reached our destination without fatigue, about twenty minutes before the time appointed. Several of us had Ladies of our party, some of whom were in delicate health, and they all found it an agreeable and easy conveyance.

Weeds Basin, 10th August, 1821

Wm. H. Winder, Baltimore
D. Lenox, Philadelphia
John Greenfield, New York
Ephraim, Ohio
C. Tanner, Geneva

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Please send me photos of where the old Erie canal was on King St , Tanner's dry dock past and present.thank you maryanne