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Mentioned in 18380521ExM_WHS. Holmes is going to survey the land ExM plans to use for the Auburn-Owasco Canal.
"Holmes Hutchinson was born January 5, 1794, in Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. He pursued a career in civil engineering and became prominent in the field. He settled in Utica, New York, about 1819 when he took up a position as an engineer on the Erie Canal. He served as chief engineer of the Erie Canal from 1835 to 1841, during which time the canal was enlarged. He was also involved with other canal construction projects in New York and New England, of which the most prominent was the Cumberland and Oxford Canal in Maine, from 1828-1835. During the later years of his life he was involved in building and managing railroads in New York State. He died February 22, 1865, in Utica, New York."
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