19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Beaver and Erie Canal: Erie Extension (Erie-Pittsburgh)

 

20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania - 1908
An index of links which make reference to the canal in the document.

 

A Geography of Pennsylvania – 1843
A brief description is on page 153.

 

A Twentieth Century History of Erie County, Pennsylvania - 1909
An index of links which make reference to the canal in the document.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description begins on page 1382.  Includes statements of operation of the French Creek and Beaver Canals.

 

Beaver and Erie Canal
A brief description and history of the canal, including the French Creek Feeder and Franklin Line Canals. Includes a map and links to related sites.
 

Beaver and Erie Canal
A brief history of the canal, including its impact on Mercer County.
 

Beaver and Erie Canal Images
Maps, historical and current photos.

 

Canals for a Nation
The role of the canal in promoting the development of the steel industry in Western Pennsylvania is described on page 78.

 

Census Reports Tenth Census. June 1, 1880, Volume 4
A brief description is on page 759.

 

Chronicling America
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the canal.

 

Congressional Serial Set – 1852
A brief history and description is on page 312.

 

Early American Railroads – 1839
A brief description is on page 544.

 

Erie Extension Canal
Photos of two historical markers, a brief history of the canal and current photos.

 

Erie Extension Canal and Museum
A brief history and description of the canal and museum. Current photo.
 

Erie Extension Canal Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal near Conneaut Lake. Current photo.
 

Erie Extension Canal Historical Marker
A brief history of the canal. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Erie Extension Canal Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal near Sharpsville. Current photos.
 

Erie Extension Canal Historical Marker
A brief history of the canal. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

First Iron Warship Delivered Via Canal
The article begins on page 2 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Greenville Canal Museum
A brief history and description of the canal. Links to a map, historical paintings and current photos.
 

Historic Erie County
A brief history begins on page 10.   Map included.

 

History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States - 1860
A brief description begins on page 555; cost of construction on page 556..

 

Legislative Documents, Comprising the Department and Other Reports Made to the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania During the Session of 1878, Volume 7
A brief description begins on page 227.

 

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive
A set of historical articles making reference to the canal.

 

Silas Pratt’s Boom Town
An article begins on page 9 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Summit Township
A history of the township, including a description of the difficulties constructing the canal through the area.
 

The Canal Museum in Greenville Pennsylvania
Includes a current photo of the remains of the only remaining lock on the canal.
 

The Erie Canal-Proposal to Purchase an Extension
A link to a .pdf file of an 1870 article regarding a proposed purchase of the canal.
 

Rev. July, 2022