John Hopkins towpath bridge sketch

John Hopkins towpath bridge sketch

Episcopalian bishop and packet boat passenger John Henry Hopkins sketched the Seneca River towpath bridge his notebook in November, 1825, shortly after the Erie Canal opened. The handwritten note reads: “Montezuma, the canal and elevated tow path across the Cayuga Marsh.” (Hopkins Family Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan)

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