Title ||Lake schooner "YORK" locking through the first Welland Canal at Port Dalhousie, circa 1840.|
||Akkerman, Anton (Tony)|
||39.4 cm x 31.8 cm|
|Is Part of
||Welland Canal Historical Print Series|
||Signed by the artist|
||The "YORK" was a typical schooner that plied the Great Lakes carrying about 165 tons of supplies from Montreal or Toronto to settlements along the upper lakes. On the return trip, the schooners would carry grain, wood, or other raw materials. |
The original Welland Canal had 40 wooden locks, operated by lock-tenders. Tow-boys, driving teams of horses, would pull the vessels through the canal system. The first locks measured 22 feet wide by 110 feet long, considerably smaller than today's locks.
In the right background sits the lock-tender's cabin.
||MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF ANTON AKKERMANN|
||From the personal collection of Andrew Porteus|
||Welland Ship Canal|
||Port Dalhousie (Ont.)|
||Welland Ship Canal (canal)|
|| 750px X 603px
|| 150ppi X 150ppi