Newspaper - War Of 1812 - Battle Of Fort Oswego -erie Canal & Robert Fulton 1814
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Newspaper - War Of 1812 - Battle Of Fort Oswego -erie Canal & Robert Fulton 1814:
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AMERICAN WEEKLY MESSENGER , Philadelphia, May 28, 1814
Of the Proposed Canal From Lake Erie to Hudson's River
-!!! Letter to NY Governor Morris Signed (in print) By ROBERT FULTON!The Erie Canal Commission!!
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York State that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System(formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal). Originally, it ran 363 miles (584km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Eries. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world (after the Grand Canal in China) and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
The canal was first proposed in the 1780s, then re-proposed in 1807. A survey was authorized, funded, and executed in 1808. An Official Commission was formed. Proponents of the project gradually wore down opponents; its construction began in 1817. The canal has 34 numbered locks starting with Black Rock Lock and ending downstream with the Troy Federal Lock. Both are owned by the federal government. It has an elevation difference of about 565 feet (172m). It opened on October 26, 1825.
War Of 1812 EventsBATTLE OF OSWEGO!!!
The Battle of Fort Oswego was a partially successful British raid on Fort Ontario and the village of Oswego, New York on May 6, 1814 during the War of 1812.
The British gathered 2,400 barrels of useful supplies of all description; flour, pork, salt, bread and ordnance stores. They also captured a few small schooners, including USS Growler, which had previously been captured by the British the year before but then recaptured by the Americans. Growler contained seven of the invaluable cannon destined for Chauncey. Although the Americans had hastily scuttled the schooner to prevent it being captured, the British were able to raise it. Lieutenant Phillpotts of the Corps of Royal Engineers set fire to and destroyed the fort, barracks and stores which could not be moved. The British withdrew at about four o'clock in the morning on 7 May.This Complete (16) page Authentic, Original & Old weekly newspaper is in Good condition, exhibiting moderate to heavy TONING of light brown (caramel) color. Small Size- Measures about 6"x9 1/2" . Printed on a primitive RAG quality paper. Disbound-Pages Loosening at spine, spine edge rough-unevenly cut; small tears & cuts to pages edges-surfaces browned caramel color (much Lighter in scans so that full text can easily be read),mottled & stained. Generally easy to handle. generally mark free. Shipped by Mail & placed in a archival quality sleeve. This near 204 Year Old Issue has Much more room for discovery here! RARE COVERAGE!!! SCARCE! BUY WITH FULL CONFIDENCE. The buyer will be very pleased! International Customers Please Email Us First Before offerding for Shipping Fees Quote (Shipping Fess quoted are for Domestic U.S. Shipping only)
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