Minnie Manwaring was a Canal barge cook at the turn of the 20th century. There are two photos of her in the Erie Canal Museum’s collection.

This one was taken near Caywood Farm in Weedsport (Minnie is in a light-colored dress with her hands on her hips):

c. 1905-1910


Minnie Manwaring on the towpath of the Montezuma Aqueduct, over the Seneca River:

c. 1910-1913