19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Monongahela Navigation

 

A History of the Monongahela Navigation Company
A history published in 1873.
 

Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia – 1832
An Act to provide for the opening and improving the navigation of the river begsins on page 106.

 

Annual report / Monongahela Navigation Company – 1849
A link to the on-line document.

 

Annual Report by Monongahela Navigation Company 1871
 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of The Monongahela Navigation Company – Vol. 45 - 1885
 

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of The Monongahela Navigation Company – Vol. 52 - 1892
 

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army – 1896
An index of links which make reference to the canal in the document.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description of the navigation system is on page 1425.

 

Annual Reports of the Board of Managers of The Monongahela Navigation Company, Vol. 42 - 1847
Links to five annual reports and other documents related to the navigation system.
 

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

 

Early Development Of Transportation On The Monongahela River
Includes a brief history of the navigation system.

 

Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Monongahela Navigation Company – 1890
 

History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time, Volume 1 Part 2
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 556.

 

History of Navigation in the Ohio River Basin – 1983
An index of links which make reference to the canal in the document.

 

History of Pittsburgh and Environs - 1922
A brief history of the navigation system and its role in the city's development begins on page 165.
 

Improvement of the Ohio River – 1856
An index of links which make reference to the canal in the document.

 

Journal, Volume 2 – 1841
The third annual report of the navigation company begins on page 129.

 

Monongahela Navigation
A brief history and description of the river, including reference to its navigation system.
 

Monongahela Navigation Company Annual Reports
Links to documents relating to the navigation company, including five of its annual reports.
 

Monongahela River
A brief description of the current navigation system.

 

Monongahela River Lock Photos
Current and historical photos.

 

Monongahela River Navigation – 1919
A history of the navigation system.

 

Monongahela River Navigation System Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker near Elizabeth, PA.

 

Navigation Of Monongahela River Brought Commerce Boom To Region
A brief history of the navigation system.

 

Ohio River Navigation: Past, Present and Future – 1979
A history of rhe development of the Monongahela River navigation begins on page 47.

 

Pennsylvania, Colonial and Federal A History 1608 - 1903, Volume 3
A brief history of the navigation company begins on page 275 and continues on page 432.
 

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

 

Pittsburgh's Bridges
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 47.

 

Pittsburgh’s Commercial Development, 1800-1850, 1951
Histories of the development of the Monongehela and Allegheny River navigation systems begin on page 53.

 

Report on the Coal Mines of the Monongahela River Region from the West Virginia State Line to Pittsburgh, Including the Mines on the Lower Youghiogheny River, Volume 40 - 1884
 A brief history begins on page xxviii.

 

Rices Landing
A brief history of the community, including the role of the navigation system in its prosperity.
 

Second Annual Report of the President and Managers to the Monongahela Navigation Company – 1840

 

Sixth Annual Report of the President and Managers to the Monongahela Navigation Company – 1846

 

Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 207.
 

Tenth Annual Report of the President and Managers to the Monongahela Navigation Company – 1850

 

The Allegheny Frontier: West Virginia Beginnings, 1730—1830
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 339.

 

The Monongahela
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 64.

 

The Monongahela Dams.; The Price Of One Of Them Fixed By A United States Court
A link to a .pdf file of an 1890 New York Times article about a court settlement regarding the amount of money the U.S. government would need to pay to purchase Dam No. 7.
 

The Monongahela River
Includes a brief history of the navigation system

 

The Monongahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 16 and contiues on page 75.

 

The Old and New Monongahela - 1893
A brief history of the navigation system begins on page 8.
 

The Rise and Fall of the Monongahela Hotel
A brief history of the canal, including reference to the river navigation system. Historical photos.
 

The Town Prosperity Killed: Few Traces Remain Of Port Perry
A brief history of the rise and fall of the community, including the role of the navigation system in its development.
 

Thomas H. Baird
A brief biography of one of the early supporters of the navigation system.
 

Transportation History Follows Current Of Monongahela
A brief article about navigation history on the river, including the role of the navigation system.
 

Twenty-Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Monongahela Navigation Company – 1869

 

Rev. August, 2021