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Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Erie Canal Boatmen Update!

For those that are following canal history or perhaps the history of the Traver family, I just found an interesting tidbit:

In the 1890's by the appointment of Superintendent L. H. King:

State Scow
CAPTAIN: Daniel Baldwin
TEAMSTER: James Blauvelt
LABORERS: Theo. Filkins, James Traver, Abram Coppernoll, Jas. D Dixon, John Richmond, Patrick Campbell, Edward Moll.
COOK: Mrs. James Traver
FOREMAN CARPENTER: Wells King
DISBURSING CLERK: B. R. Lathrop

Now we know that James Traver and his wife were on the canal by appointment on a State Scow, with Captain Daniel Baldwin.

Hopefully a listing can be found from 1880 that would tell us the same for A. Eugene Wilson.

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