STATE OF NEW YORK - CANAL DEPARTMENT – SINKING FUND BOND JULY 1st 1873 – NICELY ENGRAVED
Beautifully engraved bond certificate from the state of New York Canal Department Sinking Fund Loan July 1st, 1873, issued 1890, redeemable 1891. 12” x 9 , printed by the National Bank Note Company. Features the seal of New York in center, bottom vignette is canal scene, blueish green overprint JULY 1891.
The Canal System was made up of four Canals: the 338-mile Erie Canal, from Waterford to the Tonawandas; the 60-mile Champlain Canal, from Whitehall to Waterford; the 24-mile Oswego Canal, from Oswego to the Erie Canal at Three Rivers Junction and the 92-mile Cayuga-Seneca Canal, (encompassing both lakes of the same names) and the canal.
Punched cancelled, original fold lines, overall VG- Fine condition. sbgv001