RESEARCH BY Richard Palmer

Erie Canal Open and Navigable

The Wayne Sentinel
Wednesday April 24, 1833

The Erie Canal is now open and navigable through its whole extent. The prospects for active and profitable business during the season, are flattering to all classes of our citizens; and nothing is wanted but industry and perseverance to warrant rich returns to their labors. The business on the canals will probably be somewhat pressing, till the merchants have supplied themselves with their spring goods. The activity and enterprise of the inhabitants of the villages on the canal in Western New York, are highly complimentary to American character and perhaps there is not where to be found a more liberal and intelligent spirit, than characterizes them. Possessing all the facilities for pecuniary and intellectual aggrandizement, which a country unequaled in natural resources can furnish, they will one day be the richest and happiest people in the world, and surpassed by none in generous and honorable sentiments.