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Boaters and broomsticks : tales & historical lore of the Erie Canal

Author: Lionel D Wyld
Publisher: Utica, N.Y. : North Country Books, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel D Wyld
ISBN: 0932052452 9780932052452
OCLC Number: 14719481
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
What's in a name? --
Whose idea was it, anyway? --
Canals, canals --
How the grand Erie Canal saved Christmas --
The Lockport combines --
The Erie on China --
A French general on the Erie Canal --
Old Dorp --
Bonnets in the wind --
Rexford story --
How to retrieve "choppers" from the Erie Canal --
Canvass White's cement --
The self-taught surveyor --
Professor Eaton's scientific expedition --
Paddy Ryan, prize-fighter --
Macedon incident --
Irish tale --
The Cleopatra O'Leary story --
The long and short of "long level" --
Tyrone Power's Erie Canal mosquitoes --
McCarthy's mules --
A bag of bullheads --
Joshua the frog --
Genesee aqueduct --
The strongest man on the Eire --
Ballads and songs --
Tin Pan Alley Erie --
Mark Twain's Erie Canal --
Canal victuals --
Canalboat Sal --
Johnny Darling finds a wife --
Whales on the Erie --
Corn and clover --
How Gasport got its name --
The thirsty Palmyra squash --
The "Barbary Coast" saloons --
Dunkings around the Dorp --
Justice along the Erie --
Skunk tale --
Handsome George Huntington --
Father of American civil engineering --
John Jervis: canals and railroads --
Did you say you drove under the Erie Canal? --
The Worthington steam boat --
The William Newman sets a record --
Captain Leonard's John F. Dean --
Grover Cleveland's favorite tavern --
Menlo Park on the Erie --
The circus --
Riding frog --
Cap'n Jason.
Responsibility: Lionel D. Wyld.

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