19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

State Canal: Delaware Division

 

A Brief History of the Delaware Canal
Includes historical and current photos and links to related sites.

 

A Canal of Opportunity
A brief history of the canal.   Map and current photos.

 

A Geography of Pennsylvania – 1843
A description of the canal at Bristol, its terminus, is on page 197.

 

A History of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Volume 2, Issue 6 – 1840
A brief report on the Delaware Division is on page 67.

 

American Waterways, Volume 31, Issues 1-3 - 1908
A brief history of  the canal begins on page 107 and the rationale for its purchase by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is on page 109.

 

Annual report of the Delaware Division Canal Company of Pennsylvania – 1859

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description of the canal is on page 1381. Includes a statement of operations from 1840 to 1873.
 

Aqueduct Doubles as Swimming Pool
A historical photo appears on page 12 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Bucks County – 2006
A historical photo of the canal is on page 62.

 

Canal Aqueducts Washed Away
An 1877 New York Times article about flood damage to the canal.
 

Canal Office Historical Marker
A brief history of the site in Bristol. Historical and current photos and links to related sites.
 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history and description, and its relationship to the Lehigh Canal is on page 89.
 

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

 

Delaware Canal
A brief history of the canal, including the limited impact it had on the land it passed through. Current photos.
 

Delaware Canal
A brief history of the canal.   Current photos and links to related sites.

 

Delaware Canal Historical Marker
A brief description of the site at Lumberville and a history of the canal. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Delaware Canal Historical Marker
A brief description of the site in Durham. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Delaware Canal Historical Marker
A brief description of the site in New Hope. Current photos.
 

Delaware Canal Historical Marker
A brief description of the site in Uhlertown. Current photos.
 

Delaware Canal National Historic Landmark Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Northampton County.

 

Delaware Canal Photos
An album of current photos of the entire Delaware Canal from Easton, PA to Bristol, PA. Links to related sites.
 

Delaware Canal State Park
A description of the park, including a brief history of the canal.

 

Delaware Canal State Park
A park field guide, including a brief history of the canal, historical and current photos.

 

Delaware Division
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

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

 

Friends of the Delaware Canal
Home page of the historical organization, including history, maps, historical and current photos, newsletters and links to related sites.
 

History of Delaware Canal
A brief history of the canal.  Includes links to related sites.

 

History of Northampton County [Pennsylvania] and the Grand Valley of the Lehigh – 1920
Reference to the canal is on page 108.

 

Mules and Men: 1831 – 1932 Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Northampton County.

 

Our Oldest Town
Includes a brief history of the canal in the city of Bristol.

 

Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division)
A brief history and description of the canal. Links to related sites.
 

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

 

Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1833
A report for the Delaware Division begins on page 3.

 

Report of the Canal Commissioners with Accompanying Documents – 1837
A report for the Delaware Division begins on page 8.

 

Report of the Committee of the Senate of Pennsylvania: upon the subject of the coal trade – 1834
The cost of constructing the canal is on page 23.

 

Riegelsville Historical Marker
A brief history of the community, including the impact of the canal on its development. Current photos.
 

The Economic History of the Anthracite-tidewater Canals, Issue 22 - 1908
An extensive history of the canal begins on page 60.
 

The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time – 1876
Reference to the canal is on page 349.

 

The Pennsylvania Riviera
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The Ring Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the site in Bristol. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

The Tidal Lock Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the site in Bristol. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Rev. May, 2022