Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Canals

Our neighbors to the south in Pennsylvania have quite an interesting history of canals.

I've obtained some great sites from Doug Logan (President of the Pennsylvania Canal Society).

Here is Pennsylvania Canal Society website.

Also have a look at:

National Canal Museum in Easton PA

Happy Exploring!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rideau Canal NHS

Here s a website of the Rideau Canal NHS in neighboring Ontario Canada.  It runs from Kingston to Ottawa.

Rideau Canal NHS

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crooked Lake Canal

Now defunct canal in Upstate NY:

Crooked Lake Canal. Was used 1833-1877 (Goes from: Dresden to Penn Yan)
Source: "Recreational Map and Guide to New York State Canals," New York State Department of Transportation, 1987.

Links to Crooked Lake Canal:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lockport Locks

The following are from NYS Archives.  

Lockport Locks. From 22 feet east looking west. April 8, 1907
Construction of Erie Canal Lock 5, Waterford, N.Y. August 20, 1908