Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal
Reference Documents
Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal
(Private canal; abandoned)

The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal Co. was chartered by Ohio on Jan. 10, 1827, the charter being subsequently renewed on Feb. 20, 1835, and March 2, 1836. resp. The canal connected the Ohio Canal, at Akron, with the Pennsylvania canal system extending northward from Plttsburg, thus completing a direct line of communication from Cleveland to Philadelphia. By Act of March 2. 1836, the State acquired the right to buy out the company any time within 50 years on certain conditions. By Act of March 24, 1837, the State subscribed one-third of the capital stock of the co. The canal was completed In 1838 [April 1840 based on 1840 Annual Report]. In 1852 the Mahonlng R.R. paralleled the canal. The stockholders of the r.r. held most of the canal stock. The r.r. bought the state's interest In the canal, the act of sale stipulating that the canal be kept in a navigable condition. The r.r. co. put up the rates of toll so high that boats ceased to run and after some litigation the banks were cut and the work abandoned. (Hasse, Index of Documents)
Annual Reports Sources (based on Hasse 1783-1904 Index of Documents)
1837 #1 6pp.
Executive Documents 1837/38 Doc. 7 PDF (CPL)
1838 #2 16 pp. (includes tables with details on state of work as of December 1838)
Executive Documents 1838/39 Pt. 1, Doc. 34 PDF (CPL)
1839 #3 12 pp. (Akron locks not finished by November 1839 freeze [p. 6])
Executive Documents 1839 Pt. 1, Doc. 27 PDF (CPL)
1840 #4 8 pp. (first shipment to Philadelphia left Akron April 7, 1840 [p.2])
Executive Documents 1840/41 Doc. 61 PDF (CPL)
1841 #5 6 pp.
Executive Documents 1841/42 Doc. 38 PDF (Google)
1842 not found
1843 30 pp.
Executive Documents 1843/44 Doc. 64 PDF (Google)
1844 11 pp.
Executive Documents 1844/45 Doc. 43 PDF (Google)
1845 Executive Documents 1845/46 Pt. 1, Doc. 56 PDF (Google)
1846 Executive Documents 1846/47 Pt. 1, Doc. 56 PDF (Google)
1847 Executive Documents 1847/48 Pt. 2, Doc. 27
1848 Executive Documents 1848/49 Pt. 2, Doc. 1 PDF (CPL)
1849 Executive Documents 1849/50 Pt. 1, Doc. 4:27-35 PDF (CPL), PDF (Google)
1850 Senate, 1850/51. Pt. 1, Doc 16 PDF (Google)
House, 1950/51 Pt. 1, Doc 48
1851 not found
1852 Executive Documents 1852 Pt. 1:297-304 PDF (Google)
1853 Executive Documents 1853 Pt. 1, Doc. 5 PDF (Google)
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