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Treasurer for all canal payments; audits all canal accounts; instructs canal collecting and distributing officers; keeps accounts of canal receipts and expenditures, etc.; ex officio Secretary of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and of the Canal Board.]

CANAL APPRAISERS. [They appraise the damages to individuals growing out of the construction of the canals.] THADEUS C. DAVIS,

VIVUS W. SMITH.

CHARLES G. MYERS. By chap. 321 of the Laws of 1870, jurisdiction was granted to the Canal Appraisers “to hear and determine all claims against the state of any and all persons and corporations for damages alleged to have been sustained by them from the canals of the state, or from their use and management, or resulting or arising from the negligence or conduct of any officer of the state having charge thereof, or resulting or arising from any accident or other matter or thing connected with the canals," subject to the provisions and restrictions specified in the act.

CANAL BOARD. [The Canal Board is composed of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, the Canal Commissioners, and the State Engineer and Surveyor.

Meets at the Canal Department from time to time during the year; fixes the rates of tolls; appoints the collectors of tolls, engineers, canal superintendents, weighmasters and inspectors; hears appeals from Canal Appraisers; remits penalties, and regulates the police of the canals, etc.]

CANAL DEPARTMENT. [Rooms in the State Hall, in which the business of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and the Canal Board, and the business of the Auditor of the Canal Department, is required by law to be transacted.]

CANAL COMMISSIONERS.
JOAN D. FAY, to hold one year
ALEXANDER BARKLEY, to hold two years.
REUBEN W. STROUD, to hold three years..

Salaries

$2,000 2,000 2,000

RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO CANAL CLAIMS.

IN SENATE, January 22, 1858. Resolved, That all persons presenting claims for damages in all matters relating to the canals, before presenting the same to the legislature, shall obtain from the Canal Department full printed or written information in relation to such claim, so far as in the knowledge of said department.

REPAIR SECTIONS.

The Canals of this state are divided into the following Repair

Sections :

EASTERN DIVISION.

CHAMPLAIN CANAL. SECTION No. 1. Extending from the foot of the guard-lock south of the Mohawk river at Cohoes to the first lock north of Fort Miller Bridge, a distance of 28 miles, and includes the dams across the Mohawk and Hudson rivers at Cohoes and Fort Miller. Contract surrendered.

FRANCIS K. MARSHALL, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 2. Commences at the foot of the first lock north of Fort Miller bridge, and extends to Dunham's basin, and includes the Glens Falls feeder, seven miles in length, to the feeder dam and pond above, making total length 24 miles. Contract surrendered.

SANFORD COFFIN, Superintendent. SECTION No. 3. Extends from Dunham's basin to Whitehall, a distance of 22 miles, seven of which are in Wood creek, with towing-path on bank. Contract surrendered.

EDWARD W. HARRIGAN, Superintendent.

BLACK RIVER CANAL. SECTION NO. 1. This section extends from Rome to a Point one thousand feet north of lock No. 70. Contract has expired.

SAM’L. M. FERGUSON, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 2. Extends from a point one thousand feet north of lock No. 70 to the Black river at Lyon's Falls, including feeder from the State dam on Black river at Williamsville, to Boonville ; also the reservoirs above the State dam. Contract has expired.

CHESTER RAY, Superintendent. SECTION No. 3. Extends from Lyon's Falls to and including the State dam at Carthage, a distance of 42% miles. Contract sur, rendered.

JOSEPH H. ROOT, Superintendent.

ERIE CANAL. SECTION No. 1. Commencing at the lower end of the Albany basin, extending to and including Lower Mohawk aqueduct, also including the Port Schuyler and West Troy side-cuts, the Champlain canal to the guard-lock at the Mohawk river, the Troy dam, sloop-lock and pond above (three miles in length), being 19 miles in length. Contract has expired.

NORRIS NORTH, Superintendent. NOTE. By chap. 55, Laws of 1870, the contract system was abolished.

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NEW YORK STATE CANALS.

SECTION NO. 2. Commencing at upper end of Lower Mohawk aqueduct, and extending to head of lock No. 27, being 30 miles in length. Contract surrendered.

HIRAM PARKER, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 3. Commencing at the head of lock No. 27, and extending to the foot of lock No. 34, being 35 miles in length. Contract surrendered.

SAMUEL DONALDSON, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 4. Commencing at the foot of lock No. 34, and extending to the head of lock No. 45, being 22 miles in length. Contract surrendered.

WILLIAM M. DORR, Superintendent. SECTION NO.5. Commencing at head of lock No. 45, and extending to east bank of Oneida Lake canal, at Higginsville, being 34 miles in length. Contract surrendered.

H. S. STARK, Superintendent.

MIDDLE DIVISION.

CHENANGO CANAL. SECTION NO. 1. Extends from Utica to lock No. 81, below the village of Hamilton, a distance of 31 miles. Contract surrendered.

T. W. W. WASHBURN, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 2. Extends from lock No. 81 to and including the first farm bridge above lock No. 100; distance 34 miles. Contract has expired.

JEDEDIAH R. WHEELER, Superintendent.

SECTION NO. 3. Extends from first bridge above lock No. 100 to the junction with the Chenango river, in the village of Binghamton; distance 32 miles. Contract surrendered.

JAMES H. ARMSTRONG, Superintendent.

ONEIDA LAKE CANAL AND FEEDER. Being constructed.

OSWEGO CANAL. SECTION NO. 1. Extends from Syracuse to Three River Point, 15 miles, and includes the Seneca River towing-path; total 33 miles. Contract has expired.

DEWITT C. BALL, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 2. Extends from Three River Point to Oswego, 23 miles, and includes the Oneida River improvement, 20 miles; total 43 miles. Contract expires January 1, 1874.

Superintendent.
A. CADWELL BELDEN, Contractor for Repairs.

CAYUGA AND SENECA CANAL.

JOHN S. DEY, Superintendent.

CROOKED LAKE CANAL. Contract expires January 1, 1874.

E. B. HUNGERFORD, Superintendent.

0. C. KNAPP, Contractor for Repairs. CHEMUNG CANAL AND FEEDER.

E. B. HUNGERFORD, Superintendent.

ERIE CANAL. SECTION No. 7. This section embraces 27 miles of the Erie canal, extending from the junction of the Erie and Oneida Lake canals, at Higginsville, to the Limestone Creek feeder; the Oneida feeder, two miles in length, and navigable one mile from Durhamville to Oneida Depot, and the Erieville and Cazenovia Lake reservoirs and Chittenango feeder. Contract surrendered.

ANDREW J. FRENCH, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 8. This section extends from the Limestone Creek feeder to the foot of lock No. 50, a distance of 11 miles, and includes the Butternut and Limestone Creek feeders, each'navigable one mile. Contract expires January 1, 1874.

FRANK SEVERENCE, Superintendent.

AARON G. FISH, Contractor for Repairs. SECTION NO. 9. Commencing at the foot of Lock No. 50, three miles west of Syracuse, and extends to the county line between Seneca and Wayne counties, 34 miles. It includes the Skaneateles Lake reservoir and feeder, and the Nine Mile Creek feeder, the latter navigable one mile of its length, making altogether 36 miles of canal. Contract surrendered.

STEPHEN GUTCHESS, Superintendent.

WESTERN DIVISION.

ERIE CANAL. SECTION No. 10. Commencing at the county line between Seneca and Wayne counties, and extends to the east line of Monroe county; distance, 38 miles. Contract has expired.

A. P. WARREN, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 11. Commencing at the east line of Monroe county, and extending to the west end of section No. 284, in the village of Brockport; distance, 40 miles. Contract has expired.

HIRAM P. WILBER, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 12. Commencing at the west end of section No. 284, and extending to the west line of Orleans county; distance, 30 miles. Contract surrendered.

WALDO JOSLYN, Superintendent.

SECTION No. 13. Commencing at the west line of Orleans county, extending to and including Pickard's Bridge, over Tonawanda creek; distance 24 miles. Contract surrendered.

WALLACE W. BUTRICK, Superintendent. SECTION No. 14. Commencing at Pickard's Bridge, extending to and including the Erie and Ohio basins and slips in the city of Buffalo; distance 21 miles. Contract surrendered.

D. CLINTON WELCH, Superintendent.

GENESEE VALLEY CANAL. SECTION NO. 1. Extends from Rochester to the junction at the Shaker Settlement, 41 miles, and includes the Dansville sidecut, 11 miles; total 52 miles. Contract surrendered.

R. A. KNEELAND, Superintendent. SECTION NO. 2. Extends from the junction at Shaker settlement, to and including the Genesee River feeder at Oramel, and the Wiscoy feeder; distance, 36 miles. Contract surrendered.

ELIJAH YOUNG, Superintendent. SECTION No. 3. Extends from the Genesee River feeder to and including the basin at Olean; also the extension of the Genesee Valley canal; distance 37 miles. Contract surrendered.

W. H. WITHEY, Superintendent.

CANAL SUPERINTENDENTS APPOINTED IN 1873.

do

Norris North, Cohoes,

Section 1, Erie canal. Hiram Parker, Rexford Flats,

do 2, do Sam. Donaldson, Fultonville,

do 3, do Wm. M. Dorr, Little Falls,

do 4. do Henry S. Stark, Higginsville,

do 5, Andrew J. French, Oneida,

do 7, do F. M. Severence, Fayetteville,

do 8, do Stephen Gutchess, Port Byron,

do 9, do A. P. Warren, Lyons,

do 10, do Hiram P. Wilber, Fairport, Monroe Co., do 11, do Waldo Joslyn, Albion,

do 12, do W. W. Butrick, Lockport,

do 13, do D. Clinton Welch, Buffalo,

do 14, do F. K. Marshall, Schuylerville,

do 1, Champlain canal. Ira E. Locke, Sandy Hill,

do 2, do E. W. Harrigan, Comstock's Landing, do 3, do De Witt C. Toll, Baldwinsville,

do 1, Oswego canal. H. V. Spencer, Fulton,

do 2, do John S. Dey, Geneva, Cayuga and Seneca canal. E. B. Hungerford, Corning, Chemung canal and feeder and Crooked Lake

canal. T. W. W. Washburn, Bouckville, Section 1, Chenango canal. Jedediah R. Wheeler, Norwich,

do 2, do James H. Armstrong, Binghamton,

do 3, do R. A. Kneeland, Geneseo,

do Elijah Young, Nunda,

1, Genesee Valley Canal.

do 2, do W. H. Wythey, Cuba,

do 3, do S. M. Ferguson, Boonville,

do Chester Ray, Martinsburgh,

1, Black River canal.

do 2 do Joseph H. Root, Carthage,

do 3, do

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