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First boat to traverse the new Erie Canal...



Item # 671464

November 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 5, 1825 

* Early Erie Canal
* 1st boat - ship journey


Perhaps the most notable event reported is headed: "FROM BUFFALO" which tells of the first vessel--The Seneca Chief--to traverse the new Erie Canal. Although brief, the event was quite historic.
Other news found within include an early American execution, cannibalism, a mention of German-Jews, a letter from John Quincy Adams, The Morris Canal, and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, good condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War