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The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

  • Used Book in Good Condition

The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental, social, and cultural transformation in the early life of the Republic.

Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association

The Artificial River is deeply researched, its arguments are both subtle and clear, and it is written with grace and an engagingly light touch. The book merits a wide readership.” ―Paul Johnson, The Journal of American History

The United States was a new republic in 1817. The generation of its original revolutionaries was fast dying; a second war with Great Britain had recently been settled; and expansionism was the mood of the day. The "children of the founders," as Carol Sheriff calls this first 19th-century American generation, sought to make its mark with engineering projects that would further national growth and prove to Europe that the new nation "played a leading role in God's plan to improve the earthly world." It did so in grand style with the Erie Canal, a huge waterway that linked Atlantic seaports with the Great Lakes. Sheriff's vigorous account of the canal's conception and building makes for an epic story and fascinating reading.

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River City Clocks MD856-13 Eight Day Musical Cuckoo Clock with Dancers, Woman Rings Bell And Waterwheel Turns, 13-Inch Tall

River City Clocks MD856-13 Eight Day Musical Cuckoo Clock with Dancers, Woman Rings Bell And Waterwheel Turns, 13-Inch Tall

  • Cuckoo Clock features a bell ringer and moving waterwheel
  • Mechanical music box plays two alternating melodies on the top of every hour
  • Cuckoo bird cuckoos the hour at the top of every hour
  • Dancers revolve on turntable every hour while music plays
  • Two year limited warranty covering workmanship and manufacturers defects.
This chalet style eight day musical German cuckoo clock features wooden hands, a wood dial with Roman numerals, and a warm light yellow hand-painted and hand-carved cuckoo bird. This cuckoo clock case features woman that rings a bell in the bell tower and a waterwheel that moves at the top of every hour. The dancers revolve on their platform at the top of every hour. This clock also plays music on the hour alternating between two different melodies: Edelweiss & The Happy Wanderer. Three cast iron pine cone weights are suspended beneath the clock case by three separate brass chains. The hand-carved oval pendulum continuously swings back and forth which controls the timing of the clock. If your cuckoo clock's timing should ever need adjustment, you can control the speed of your clock by sliding the oval up or down the pendulum stick. Sliding the oval down causes the cuckoo clock to run slightly slower, while sliding the oval up makes the cuckoo clock run slightly faster. On every hour the cuckoo bird emerges from a swinging door above the clock dial and counts the hour by cuckooing once per hour. (Example: At one o'clock the bird will cuckoo once. At eight o'clock the bird will cuckoo eight times) The half hour is announced with one cuckoo call. There is a sound shut-off device beneath the base of the cuckoo clock. Pushing the lever up disables the cuckoo birds cuckoo and the music. Pulling the lever down enables the cuckoo clock to play the music and cuckoo call. The eight day all brass mechanical Regular movement, which is produced in the Black Forest of Germany, is wound once per eight days by raising the three pine cone weights. One weight powers the time, one weight powers the music and dancers, and the other weight powers the cuckoo bird and cuckoo call.

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Intex River Run I Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float, 53″ Diameter

Intex River Run I Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float, 53" Diameter

  • Have fun floating in the pool or at the lake with the Intex River Run I.
  • Designed with a built-in backrest for easy cruising and a mesh bottom that keeps you cool.
  • An all-around grab rope is included for ease of use
  • 53" diameter circle
  • Mesh bottom to keep cool
  • Built in backrest for comfort
  • 2 heavey duty handles
  • 2 cup holders
Have fun floating in the pool or at the lake with the intex River run I with two built-in cup holders to keep your refreshment nearby as you float and relax in the water

Price: $ 13.50

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Richardsons’ Hudson River & Adjacent Waterways Chartbook + Cruising Guide, 3rd Ed.

Richardsons' Hudson River & Adjacent Waterways Chartbook + Cruising Guide, 3rd Ed.

  • Complete Chart Coverage
  • Cruising Facility Information(located and described on charts)
  • Basic navigation and Emergency Procedures
  • Detailed Index
Including: New York Harbor to Sorel (includes Lake Champlain), St. Lawrence River: Sorel to Cornwall and the Erie, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals: Waterford to Oswego and Lyons.

Price: $ 76.01


PUTTY BUDDIES Floating Earplugs 3-Pair Pack – Soft Silicone Ear Plugs for Swimming & Bathing – Invented by Physician – Block Water– Premium Swim Earplugs – Doctor Recommended – Easy to Use

  • SOFT SILICONE EARPLUGS. Easy to use and mold to the ear! MUCH MORE soft & comfortable than other ear plugs. WORLD'S ONLY FLOATING SOFT MOLDABLE SILICONE EARPLUGS. Float on water if dropped or dislodged.
  • RECOMMENDED BY DOCTORS WORLDWIDE. Invented by an Ear, Nose, Throat Physician. HELPS PREVENT SWIMMER'S EAR. Perfect for ear tubes, perforated eardrums, myringotomy, myringotomy tubes, otitis media, and otitis externa.
  • GUARANTEED EAR PROTECTION. Block water from the ear canal! Great for swimming, bathing, surfing, water skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. Perfect for traveling to the pool, lake or beach.
  • TACKY TEXTURE keeps earplugs in place. ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL design. Great for kids and adults! Reusable and last longer than other earplugs.
  • Bright colors are appealing to kids. Kids love them! THE BEST SWIMMING EARPLUGS & EAR PROTECTION. Use with the EAR BAND-IT or EAR BAND-IT ULTRA SWIMMING HEADBAND for best protection.
Putty Buddies® are soft moldable silicone earplugs perfect for swimming and bathing. They are very easy to use and mold to the ear. These Putty Buddies® ear plugs are made with our special, patented Flo-Tek® silicone formula. They float easily on water so they can always be found if dropped or dislodged! THE WORLD'S ONLY FLOATING SOFT MOLDABLE SILICONE EARPLUGS! Putty Buddies® feature a super soft silicone which are much more soft and comfortable than other earplugs. They are also extra tacky which keep earplugs in place for maximum effectiveness. Invented by an Ear, Nose, Throat Physician and recommended by doctors worldwide. HELPS PREVENT SWIMMER'S EAR. Large enough for adults. GUARANTEED EAR PROTECTION. Block water from the ear canal! Great for swimming, bathing, surfing, water skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. Perfect for traveling to the pool, lake or beach. For maximum protection earplugs should be worn with the Ear Band-It® or Ear Band-It® Ultra swimming headband. HOW TO USE PUTTY BUDDIES® silicone earplugs: DO NOT INSERT INTO EAR CANAL. Do not tear plugs at any time. Use the entire ear plug for each ear. If plug appears to separate or crack, please do not use or attempt to remold together. Discard and use a new pair. Shape into a ball and place over clean, dry ear canal. Flatten plug with finger and shape to cover outer ear until snugly fit. DO NOT FORCE INTO EAR CANAL. Remove plugs by pressing up on back of the ear. Discard after 2 weeks of use or when dirty. Apply, use, and remove with adult supervision.

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Lake Screen 3″ For Pumping From Lake – Canal – Pond – River – Stream #CSS3B

Lake Screen 3" For Pumping From Lake - Canal - Pond - River - Stream #CSS3B

  • Lake/Canal Screen For Pump Intake
  • Made Of Durable PVC And Aluminum For Long Life
  • Can Be Easily Disassembled By Hand To Clean Inside And Out
  • Rated At 75 Gallons-Per-Minute. 36 Square Inches Of Open Air
  • 1/8" Round Perforated Holes For Maximum Flow
This intake screen is designed for maximum flow, while filtering out debris that can clog pump impellers. If used below the 75 gallons-per-minute rating there will be ZERO flow restriction, which means maximum pressure and flow from your pump. Both ends of the screen have threaded PVC fittings. This means easy cleaning for maintenance because the screen can be cleaned from the inside out. Extremely sturdy and durable construction.

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