19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Conewago Falls Canal

 

Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending  1903
A brief history of the canal begins on page 226.

 

Canal Historic Marker
Includes a brief history of the canal, along with those of other early U.S. canals.
 

Canals, Volume 1
A brief history is on page 13.

 

Canals For A Nation
Includes a brief hitory and description of the canal.

 

Commerce on Early American Waterways
A brief history is on page 47.

 

Conewago Canal
A brief history of the canal, including a map and links to related sites.
 

Conewago Canal Aided Susquehanna River Navigation
A brief history of the canal.
 

Conewago Canal Company records 1788-1820
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Digital Public Library of America
Links to historical documents and maps.

 

Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake
A brief history is on page 172.

 

Encyclopædia Americana, Volume 7 – 1857
A brief description is on page 21.

 

Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s
A brief description of the time savings in bypassing the falls is on page 251.

 

Historical Register: Notes and Queries, Historical and Genealogical, Relating to Interior Pennsylvania, Volumes 1-2 – 1883
A history of the canal begins on page 126.

 

History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – 1883
A brief history begins on page 314.

 

History of York County Pennsylvania – 1845
Reference to the canal is on page 721.

 

History of York County Pennsylvania From the Earliest Time to the Present – 1886
Reference to the canal is on page 331.

 

History of York County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1- 1907
A brief history begins on page 603.

 

Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Dec. 21, 1812-Mar. 25, 1817
An Act to incorporate the canal company begins on page 83.

 

Legislative Documents, Comprising the Department and Other Reports Made to the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania During the Session of 1878
A brief history is on page 202.

 

Plans of Conewago Canal

 

Progressive Pennsylvania
A brief history of the canal is on page 135.

 

Railroads of Pennsylvania: 2nd Edition
A brief history is on page 69.

 

Susquenna, River of Dreams
A brief history is on page 50.

 

The Canalization Of The Lower Susquehanna
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

The Conewago Canal
An article begins on page 4 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The First Susquehanna Canal
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

York County Site of Pennsylvania’s First Lift-lock Canal
An article begins on page 23 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Rev. May, 2022