19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company

 

1920’s Views of the Lehigh Canal
Historical photos are on pages 6 and 7 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

A History of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Volume 2, Issue 6 – 1840

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1830

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1835

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1861

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1885

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1886

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1898

 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the Stockholders – 1914

 

Anthracite's Demise and the Post-Coal Economy of Northeastern Pennsylvania
A brief history of the canal is on pages 3, 4, 9 and 20.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history begins on page 1384.

 

Biery's Port section of Catasauqua
A brief history of an historical district within Catasauqua, which was once a thriving port on the canal. Current photos.
 

Boats to Load at Laury’s
A 1924 newspaper article, announcing the relocation of canal boat loading facilities.

 

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

 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history begins on page 88; a historical illustration is on page 118.

 

Census Reports Tenth Census: June 1, 1880, Volume 4
A brief history begins on page 741.

 

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

 

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

 

Easton, Pennsylvania
Includes a brief history of the navigation system.

 

From Mine to Market Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Northampton County.

 

From Mountain to Market Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal in Carbon County. Current photos.
 

Google Newspapers
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the transportation company.

 

Hazard's United States Commercial and Statistical Register, Volume 3 – 1841
A history of the coal and navigation company begins on page 81.

 

Historical sketch of the Switch Back Railroad, the discovery of anthracite coal, and an account of the rise and growth of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company – 189?
A link to the on-line documenet.

 

History, government and geography of Carbon County, Pennsylvania – 1910
Reference to the canal is on page 41.

 

History of Carbon County, Pennsylvania – 1913
References to the canal are on pages 106, 231 and 232.

 

History of Carbon County, Pennsylvania - 1918
An index of links which make reference to the company in the document.

 

History of Easton, Pennsylvania
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 1 – 1914
Reference to the canal is on page 430.

 

History of Northampton County Pennsylvania – 1920
References to the canal are on pages 108, 271 and 308.

 

History of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Volume 2, Issue 6 - 1840
A detailed history of the company, from an 1840 corporate publication.
 

History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania – 1914
Reference to the canal is on page 374.

 

History of the Lehigh Valley – 1860
A history of the coal and navigation company begins on page 375.

 

History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – 1884
A history of the navigation system begins on page 594.

 

Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century
Includes a history of the coal and navigation system and historical photos.

 

Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk)
Includes a history of the coal and navigation system and historical photos.

 

Journal, Part 2 – 1851
A statement of tolls received in 1850 is on page 384.

 

Lehigh Canal
A brief history and description of the canal. Historical and current photos and links to related sites.
 

Lehigh Canal and a general view of Crane Iron Works
A historical photo of the canal.

 

Lehigh Canal Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Lehigh Canal Historical Marker
Photo of the marker in Easton, and background information about the canal.

 

Lehigh Canal Images
Maps, historical and current photos.

 

Lehigh Canal Photos
A set of photos of the canal.
 

Lehigh Canal Photos
A set of historical photos.

 

Lehigh Canal Video
A brief history of the canal.

 

Lehigh Canal: Walnutport to Allentown Section
A brief history of the canal.
 

Lehigh Canals
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company
A brief history of the canal and an extensive collection of historical photos.
 

Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company
A brief history and description of the canal. Links to related sites.
 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Certificate – 1865
Stock certificate for the company.

 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Certificate – 1868
Stock certificate for the company.

 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Chutes
A historical photo of the coal loading chutes on the canal.
 

Lehigh Coal And Navigation Company Records 1792-1978
Includes a brief history of the navigation company.

 

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company's self acting planes and chutes, Mauch Chunk, Pa.
A historical photo.

 

Lehigh Navigation
An article begins on page 4 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Manufacturing and Mercantile Resources of the Lehigh Valley – 1881
Descriptions of the impact of the canal on the local economies is on pages 28, 70, 107, 167 and 175.

 

Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 21 – 1849
A brief history of the navigation company is on page 270.

 

New York Public Library Digital Collection
Includes a set of map of the canal.

 

New York Public Library Digital Collection: Lehigh Canal
A collection of histoical photos and maps of the canal.

 

Northampton heritage : the story of an American county – 1953
References to the canal are on pages 201, 202, 206, 236 and 244.

 

Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America
A brief history of the navigation company begins on page 1778.

 

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

 

Progressive Pennsylvania: A Record of the Remarkable Industrial Development of the Keystone State - 1908
A brief history of the canal begins on page 147.

 

Reminiscences of the Lehigh Canal, 1840-1856 – Part 1
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Reminiscences of the Lehigh Canal, 1840-1856 – Part 2
The article concludes on page 4 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company - 1839
Report for the year 1838.
 

Report of the Board of Managers of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company – 1880
A link to the on-line document.

 

Report of the Board of Managers of The Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company  to the Stockholders – 1889

 

Summit Hill
A brief history of the navigation system is on page 7.

 

Tales of the Towpath
An educational program of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. Includes videos, historical photos, oral histories and histories of the communities along the canal.
 

The coal regions of Pennsylvania – 1848
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 20.

 

The economic history of the anthracite-tidewater canals – 1908
A history of the canal begins on page 7.

 

The Lehigh Canal
A brief history of the canal. Includes historical and current photos, a virtual tour of the main structures and links to maps of the canal route.
 

The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Stock Certificate
Photo of a company stock certificate, including a brief history of the company.
 

The Lehigh's Banks Overflowed
A link to a .pdf file of an 1894 New York Times article about flood damage along the river, which also affected the canal.
 

The Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 3 – 1829
A report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders begins on page 72; a history and description of the canal is on page 367.

 

The Week in Bethlehem History: Lehigh Canal odyssey
A brief history of the canal.

 

Tribute to a Canal Boat Captain
An article begins on page 2 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Rev. May, 2022