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NEW YORK STATE CAN ALS.
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CANAL FUND.
[The Commissioners have the superintendence of the Canal Fund and of the Canal Debt.]
WILLIAM DORSHEIMER, Lieutenant-Governor.
[The Canal Commissioners have the general charge of the touch of new canals, and of the repairs of the completed canals. ADIN THAYER, Hoosick Falls—In charge of Eastern Division, as follows, viz.: To extend from the south end of the Albany basin to the east line of the county of Oneida, including the Champlain canal. CHRISTOPHER A. WALRATH, Syracuse — In charge of Middle Division, as follows, viz.: Erie canal, from the east line of the county of Oneida, to the easterly line of Wayne county; Oneida Lake canal; Oswego canal; Oneida River improvement; Seneca Hiver towing-path ; Baldwinsville canal; Cayuga and Seneca canal; Crooked Lake canal; Chemung canal and feeder; Cayuga inlet; Chenango canal and Black River canal. JAMES JACKSON, Jr., op"; — In charge of Western Division, as follows, viz.: Erie canal, from the easterly line of Wayne county to the city of Buffalo and the Genesee Valley canal.
STATE ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR.
JOHN D. WAN BUREN, JR.
[Prescribes duties of, and assigns divisions of canals to Engineers; visits and inspects canals; prescribes surveys, maps, plans, estimates, etc., in the construction or improvement of a canal.]
AUDITOR OF THE CANAL DEPARTMENT.
GEORGE W. SCHUYLER.
[Invested with the powers and duties formerly belonging to the Comptroller in relation to the canals; draws warrants on tale Treasurer for all canal payments; audits all canal accounts; instructs canal collecting and distributing officers; keeps accounts of canal receipts and expenditures, etc.; e.c officio Sečretary of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and of the Canal Board.]
[They appraise the damages to individuals growing out of the construction of the canals.
CHARLES G. MYERS. WIVUS W. SMITH.
By chap. 321 of the Laws of 1870, jurisdiction was granted to the Canal Appraisers “to hear and determine all claims against the State of any and all persons and corporations for damages alleged to have been sustained by them from the canals of the State, or from their use and management, or resulting or arising from the negligence or conduct of any officer of the State having charge thereof, or resulting or arising from any accident or other matter or thing connected with the canals,” subject to the provisions and restrictions specified in the act.
[The Canal Board is composed of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, the Canal Commissioners and the State Engineer and Surveyor.
Meets at the Canal Popo from time to time during the year; fixes the rates of tolls; appoints the collectors of tolls, engineers, canal superintendents, weighmasters and inspectors; hears appeals from Canal Appraisers; remits penalties, and regulates the police of the canals, etc.]
[Rooms in the State Hall, in which the business of the Commis
sioners of the Canal Fund and the Canal Board, and the business
r' of the Auditor of the Canal Department, is required by law to be transacted.]
CHRISTop HER A. WALRATH, to hold three years.
REsolution IN REFERENCE To CANAL CLAIMS.
Resolved, That all persons E.;; claims for damages in all matters relating to the canals, before presenting the same to the Legislature, shall obtain from the Canal Department full printed or written information in relation to such claim, so far as in the knowledge of said department.