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