Abstracts Concerning Canals

* 1832, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 *
Cleveland Herald

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Each abstract begins with a "reference line," such as: 16 - CGCR July 31:2/3,4.
This is the code which the Annals staff used to identify the following information:

16 -- the number assigned to this abstract
CGCR -- the newspaper it was taken from (here, the Register)
July 31 -- the month and day it appeared in the paper
2/3,4 -- page 2, columns 3 and 4

An ed placed between the date and the page/column information (i.e. July 31; ed:1,2) means that the abstract is from an editorial. If adv appears in that location, it indicates that the abstract is from an advertisement.

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[note: for the digital edition, "abstract" has been included at the beginning of each reference line, and the name of the newspaper has been spelled out in the first reference line of each page.]

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Abstract 20 - H[erald] Jan. 5; adv:4/3

Woolverton and Helfenstein - At their warehouse on the river, northeast corner of Union st., continue the storage, forwarding, and commission business, having the agency for the Western and the Merchants' line of canal boats on the Erie canal; also, the Zanesville and Columbus line of canal boats on the Ohio canal. (7)

Abstract 21 - H Feb. 16:2/5

Much damage has been done along the Cuyahoga river by the flood of last Saturday and Sunday, and the canal in particular, has been much injured. We learn that a grist mill on Black river at Elyria, belonging to Mr. Ely, was swept away and much other property was destroyed, amounting to about $12,000. As to bridges, there is scarcely one in the country. (verbatim) (2)

Abstract 22 - H Apr. 7:2/2

The water will be let into the canal at this place the first of next week; the whole line will then be navigable. The steam-boat ENTERPRISE left this port for Detroit on Monday last. (verbatim) (1)

Abstract 23 - H June 5; ed:2/1

During the past year the amount of property which arrived at this place by way of the canal, upon which toll was collected, was 36,640,916 pounds. The amount that cleared was 16,266,861 pounds.

"The Canal has been open the present year but a short time, during which the navigation has been subject to some interruption; yet still, the amount of business which has been done upon it, bears evidence of the increased amount which may be anticipated during the present season when the whole line is completed." (4)

Abstract 29 - H Mar. 3; adv:3/6

Sanguine hopes are entertained that the whole line of the Ohio and Erie canal will be completed by the Fourth of July.

"This event will be hailed by the inhabitants of this State as an important epoch in her annals. There will then be completed a chain of communications, which for magnificence of design and greatness of enterprise, has scarcely a parallel in the works of art a communication which will connect the waters of the Atlantic with those of the Mississippi." (5)

(From Annals of Cleveland - 1818-1935, Volume XV (1832), page 4. Cleveland: Cleveland WPA. 1937.)

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