19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Conestoga Navigation

 

A Connected View of the Whole Internal Navigation of the United States – 1830
A brief history beginss on page 182.

 

A Description of the Canals and Railroads of the United States – 1840
A brief description is on page 112.

 

Conestoga Navigation
A brief description and history of the canal.

 

Conestoga Navigation Company Historical Marker
Photo and text of an historical marker at the former Lock 1.
 

Conestoga Navigation Company Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal. Current photos.
 

Digital Public Library of America
Link to a historical photo.

 

Early Conestoga Navigation
An early history of the river navigation, including an extensive history of the canal.
 

Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society – 1908
Excerpts of some articles about the canal begin on page 325.

 

History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania  - 1883
A brief history begins on page 317.

 

Journal, Part 1Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate – 1909
A brief history is on page 1177.

 

Mitchell's Compendium of the Internal Improvements of the United States – 1835
A brief description is on page 38.

 

Organization and Early History of the Conestoga Navigation Company
 

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

 

Remembering Lancaster’s Lost Port
A brief history of the Port of Lancaster, located on the canal.
 

The Conestoga River at Lancaster
Includes a brief history of the navigation system.

 

The Voice of Lancaster County Upon the Subject of a National Foundry – 1839
A brief description begins on page 12.

 

Transportation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
A brief history of transportation in the county, including reference to the canal.
 

Rev. May, 2022