19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

State Canal: North Branch Division

 

A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania – 1832
A description is on page 50.

 

A History of Columbia County, Pennsylvania – 1883
Reference to the canal is on page 98.

 

A History of Old Tioga Point and Early Athens, Pennsylvania – 1908
An article regarding the proposed purchase of the upper section of the Division is on page 535.

 

A History of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Volume 2, Issue 6 – 1840
A brief history of the North Branch Extension begins on page 67.

 

Annals of Luzerne County – 1860
References to the canal are on pages 381, 462, 470-475.

 

Annual Reports of the War Department, Part 1 – 1884
A brief history is on page 877.

 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history and description begins on page 80.

 

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

 

Columbia and Montour Historic Transportation Study – 1976
A reseach study of a portion of the canal within these two counties begins on page 44.

 

Danville: The North Branch Canal
A brief history of the canal, and its influence on the community and surrounding area.
 

Digital Public Library of America
Link to a historical document.

 

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 6 – 1839
A report regarding proposed connection of the Division with New York canals begins on page 49.

 

Early Columbia County – 2009
Historical photos are on pages 45, 50, 54, 95-97.

 

Espy and the Pennsylvania Canal Company
A brief history of the canal boat-building industry in Espy.   Historical photo.

 

Hazard's United States Commercial and Statistical Register, Volume 4 – 1841
A report regarding the Division begins on page 87.

 

History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania – 1887
References to the canal are on pages 112, 197 and 262.

 

History of Luzerne County
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

History of Luzerne  County - 1893
A history of the county, including reference to the canal is on page 259.
 

History of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming counties, Pa. – 1880
References to the canal are on pages 69, 90 and 500.

 

History of Northumberland County
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania – 1891
Reference to the canal is on page 310.

 

Images for North Branch Canal
A set of historical and current photos of the canal.
 

Journal, Part 3 – 1842
A report on the Division begins on page 19; the Engineer's report begins on page 159.

 

Mitchell's Compendium of the Internal Improvements of the United States – 1835
A description is on page 30.

 

North Branch Division
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

Pennsylvania, Colonial and Federal: A History, 1608-1903, Volume 3
A brief history and description of the canal is on page 289.

 

Pennsylvania.; Important Movement in Legislature.--Bill for the Sale of the Public Works
A link to the .pdf file of an 1854 New York Times article about the bill proposing sale of sections of the Pennsylvania canal system, including the Northern Division.
 

Pennsylvania Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Northumberland County.

 

Pennsylvania Canal - North Branch
A set of historical photos of the canal, along with those of other Pennsylvania canals.
 

Pennsylvania Canal: North Branch Division Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Northumberland County.

 

Pennsylvania Canal (North Branch Division)
A brief history and description of the canal. Includes a map and links to related sites.
 

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

 

Pennsylvania North Branch Extension Canal
An article begins on page 3 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Progress Floated Into Danville Through Canals
A brief history of the canal, with a focus on its impact on Danville. Historical photo.
 

Report of the Canal Commissioners with Accompanying Documents – 1837
A report on the Division begins on page 16.

 

Susquehanna, River of Dreams
Construction cost, revenue and repair costs for the first six years of operation are on page 59.

 

The Monthly Chronicle, Volume 3 – 1842
A brief description begins on page 104.

 

The North Branch Canal
A link to a .pdf file of an 1856 New York Times article announcing the opening of the canal to the state line.
 

The North Branch Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Montour County.

 

Tunkhannock Historic District
A history and description of the historic district, including the role of the canal in its development.
 

United States Commercial and Statistical Register, Volume 2 – 1840
A brief history and description of the North Branch Extension is on page 137.

 

Wilkes-Barre´ (the "Diamond city") Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; its history, its natural resources, its industries, 1769-1906
References to the canal are on pages 62, 110 and 114.

 

Rev. May, 2022