19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Susquehanna & Tidewater (Port Deposit) Canal

 

Annual Report of the Auditor-General and of the Tabulations and Deductions from the Reports of the Railroad, Canal, and Telegraph Companies – 1871
A report of the canal for the year 1870 begins on page 618.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief description and history of the canal begins on page 1392, including a statement of operations for the years 1840-1895.

 

Around Susquehanna State Park
A historical photo is on page 31 and a map of the canal is on page 32.

 

Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, Volume 14 – 1916
A brief history begins on page 161.

 

Canal Link to Tidewater
A brief history of the canal.   Current photo of a restored lockkeeper's house.

 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history of the canal begins on page 110.
 

Chronicle of Events, Discoveries, and Improvements, for the Popular Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, with an Authentic Record of Facts – 1840
A brief history and description is on page 111.

 

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

 

Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville
A brief history and description is on page 9.

 

Harford County – 2005
Historical and current photos are on page 19.

 

Havre de Grace
Historical photos are on pages 13 and 14.

 

Historical sketches of Harford County, Maryland – 1955
Reference to the canal is on page 90.

 

History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States -1860
A financial statement for the year 1859 begins on page 552. 
 

History of the waterways of the Atlantic Coast of the United States – 1983
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

History of transportation in the United States before 1860 – 1917
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

History of York County Pennsylvania From the Earliest Time to the Present – 1886
Reference to the canal is on page 333.

 

History of York County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 – 1907
A brief history of the canal, and its impact on the region is on page 1005.

 

Journal of Proceedings of the First Branch City Council of Baltimore at the Sessions of 1886 – ‘7
A report on the investment of the city of Baltimore in the canal company begins on page 598.

 

Lock No. 12 Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State
A brief history is on page 475.

 

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

 

Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Guide - 1856
A history of the canal begins on page 56.

 

Placid Canal Harmed Susquehanna River
A brief history of the canal, and its negative environmental impact on the river.
 

Southern Terminal, Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
A brief description of the former terminal. Map and links to related sites.
 

Susquehanna, River of Dreams
A brief history begins on page 64.

 

Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal
A brief description and history of the canal. Reference is also made to the predecessor Susquehanna Canal. Map and links to related sites.
 

Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal
A brief description and history of the canal.

 

Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal
A brief history of the canal, with links to related sites.
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. Part 1
An article begins on page 3 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. Part 2
The article concludes on page 10 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker.
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo of a marker in York County, plus background history.

 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Historical Markers
Links to eleven historical markers related to the canal, most of which include current photos.
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Historical  Markers
An index of markers related to the canal, with links.

 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Images
A collection of maps, historical and current photos.

 

Susquehanna Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

Susquehanna canal in Confederate path
A brief history of the canal, and its role during the Civil War.

 

The Canal Boats Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

The Canal Community Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

The canals of Pennsylvania and the system of internal improvements – 1901
A brief history and description is on page 17.

 

The Lock House Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Harford County, MD.

 

The Lock House Museum
Includes a brief history of the canal and lock house.

 

The Locks Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

The Monthly Chronicle, Volume 3 – 1842
A brief description is on page 111.

 

The Philadelphia-Baltimore Trade Rivalry: 1780-1860, 1947
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal Historical Marker
 

The Roots of American Industrialization
A brief history begins on page 152.

 

The Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

The Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in York County.

 

The Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Harford County, MD

 

The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
A brief history of the canal.    Historical photo.

 

The Susquehanna Canal Lottery
A broadside advertising the lottery.
 

The Transportation Revolution, 1815-60
A brief history and description begins on page 41.

 

Toll House & Tidewater Canal Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Harford County, MD

 

Tollhouse and Covered Bridge at Rock Run Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Harford County, MD

 

Wrightsville History
A brief history and architectural description of the community, including the significance of the canal on the town's development.
 

Rev. June, 2022