Sunday, November 4, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: Seneca Chief

November 4, 1825: The first vessel to traverse the new Erie Canal from Buffalo to the Hudson River, a small barge named the Seneca Chief, arrives in New York City.

Header: Watercolor painting depicting the opening of the Erie Canal c 1825 via Library of Congress


Timmy! said...

This automaticaly makes me think of the Erie Canal song, Pauline...

"Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal..."

Pauline said...

But in the song they're going "... from Albany to Buffalo".