19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Manayunk Canal

Also see Schuylkill Navigation

A Brief Description of the Canals and Rail Roads of the United States – 1834
A brief description is on page 30.

 

Along the Schuylkill River
Current and historical photos are on pages 38 - 42.

 

Boating on Manayunk Canal? 200 years after Schuylkill was dammed, a new look
Includes a brief history of the canal, historical and current photos.

 

Digital Public Library of America
Links to historical photos.

 

Graham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion, Volume 10 – 1835
A description of the canal is on page 637.

 

Industry between the Schuylkill Canal and the Schuylkill River, in Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa., ca. 1886
Includes a link to a map of industries along the Manayunk section of the Schuylkill Navigation system.

 

Manayunk
A history of the community, including the significant effect of the canal on economic development of the region. Bird,s-eye view map.
 

Manayunk
A brief history of the community.
 

Manayunk
A history begins on page 8; historical photos are on pages 16, 33, 45, 55 and 62.

 

Manayunk Canal
Includes a brief description of the canal.

 

Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A brief history of the neighborhood, including reference to the canal.
 

Metropolitan Philadelphia: Living with the Presence of the Past
A brief history is on page 165

 

Montgomery County map – 1849
Shows the route of the canal.

 

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

 

Philadelphia: A Pictorial Celebration
A description of the impact of the canal on the growth of the community is on page 129.

 

Philadelphia's Story - The Manayunk Canal
A brief history of the canal.   Historical photo and illustration.

 

Proprietary Capitalism: The Textile Manufacture at Philadelphia, 1800-1885
The relationship of the canal and the textile mills built along it are discussed on pages 48, 49 and 139.

 

Publications of the Historical society of Schuylkill County- 1905
A brief history of the development of water power on the canal begins on page 480.

 

Report of the Operations of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. and the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co – 1877
A report on repairs performed on the canal is on pages 88 and 89.

 

Report of the President and Managers of the Schuylkill Navigation Company  to the Stockholders  - 1826
A brief descriptions of operations is on page 4; a report on repairs performed on the canal is on page 19.

 

Report of the President and Managers of the Schuylkill Navigation Company  to the Stockholders – 1853
A report on repairs performed on the canal is on page 14.

 

Schuylkill Canal: Flat Rock Dam, Manayunk Canal, Locks Number 68 & 69
A brief history of these elements of the navigation system.

 

Still Philadelphia
A brief history of the community of Manayunk and historical photos of the canal is on pages 66 and 68.

 

The Manayunk Section of the Schuylkill Canal
A brief history of the canal and its economic impact on the adjacent community.
 

The Schuylkill Canal
A brief history of the Manayunk begins on page 8.

 

United States Commercial and Statistical Register, Volume 2 – 1840
An excerpt from the annual report of the Navigation Company describes rebuilding of the dam at the head of the canal on page 58.

 

Rev. August, 2021