19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Beaver and Erie Canal: Beaver Division

 

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

 

A New Guide for Emigrants to the West – 1837
A brief description is on page 171.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description begins on page 1382.  Includes statements of Operations from 1834 to 1870.
 

Beaver & Erie Canal - Lawrence County PA
A brief history of the canal.   Historical and current photos.

 

Beaver & Erie Division
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

Beaver And Erie Canal
A brief history of the canal.

 

Beaver Division Canal Map
A map of the canal.
 

Bridgewater Historic District
Includes descriptions of the former dam and two locks of the canal in the community.

 

Canals, Locks, and Dams
Links to historical articles and photos.

 

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

 

Early American Railroads – 1839
A brief description is on page 544; toll receipts for 1837 - 1840 are on page 550.

 

Erie Extension Canal Historical Marker
Photo of a marker in Crawford County.
 

Harbor Creek Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the site. Current photos.
 

History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania – 1888
Reference to the canal is on page 147.

 

History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: And Its Centennial Celebration, Volume 2 – 1904
Reference to the canal is on page 737.

 

History of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania – 1877
Reference to the canal is on page 16.

 

James A. Garfield and the Beaver & Erie Canal
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Journal, Volume 2 – 1848
The Fifth Annual Report of the Erie Canal Company, including information on the Beaver Division, begins on page 262.

 

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 history and description of the canal is on page 227.

 

Map of Lawrence and Beaver counties – 1860
Shows the route of the canal.

 

Map of the River System Involved in the Beaver Division of the Erie Canal
A map of the canal.
 

Pennsylvania, Colonial and Federal: A History, 1608-1903, Volume 3
A brief history and description of the canal begins on page 291.

 

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

 

Reports of the Heads of Departments to the Governor of Pennsylvania – 1844
The annual report for the Beaver, Shenango and French Creek Divisions begins on page 10.

 

The Monthly Chronicle, Volume 3 – 1842
A brief description of the canal begins on page 104.

 

Rev. May, 2022