19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Wiconisco Canal

 

A Geography of Pennsylvania – 1843
The anticipated economic benefits of the canal, upon completion, are discussed on page 232.

 

Act of Incorporation of the Summit Branch Railroad Company – 18
The relative safety of the canal from damage due to freshets is discussed on page 9.

 

Annual Report of the Auditor General of the State of Pennsylvania – 1868
An 1867 annual report for the canal company begins on page 549.

 

Annual Report of the Auditor General of the State of Pennsylvania - 1869
An 1868 annual report for the canal company begins on page 584.

 

Annual Report of the Auditor General – 1873
A report from the former President of the canal company is on page 832.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor on the Canals of the State of New York – 1906
A brief history of the transfer of ownership of the canal to the Pennsylvania Canal Company begins on page 1379.

 

Annual Report, Pennsylvania Canal Co. 1879-1891, 1910
A brief history and description is on page 8.

 

Canals, Volume 1
A brief history of the canal and current photo is on page 74.

 

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

 

Early American Railroads – 1839
A brief history and description is on page 547.

 

History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania – 1907
A brief history is on page 415.

 

History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States – 1860
A brief history and description is on page 557.

 

Journal, Volume 63, Part 2 – 1853
Copies of two annual reports begin on page 522.

 

Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – 1845
The Act authorizing incorporation of the canal company begins on page 134.

 

Legislative Documents, Comprising the Department and Other Reports ..., Volume 7 – 1878
A brief history and description is on page 228.

 

Millersburg
Includes a brief history of the canal.   Historical photo and links to related sites.

 

Millersburg – Loading Canal Boats on the Wiconisco Canal
A historical photo of the canal.

 

Pennsylvania Archives - 1901
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

Pennsylvania, Colonial and Federal: A History, 1608-1903, Volume 3
A brief history and description is on page 286.

 

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

 

Report of Progress: Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey, 1868
A table of surveyed elevations for each of the locks on the canal is on page 126. 
 

Report of a Survey and Exploration of the Coal and Ore Lands Belonging to the Allegheny Coal Company – 1841
A status of the nearly-completed canal is on page 5.

 

Reports of the heads of departments to the Governor of Pennsylvania – 1844
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

Reports of the Several Railroad Companies of Pennsylvania – 1865
A report by the canal company begins on page 363.

 

The history and topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, and Perry counties [Pennsylvania] – 1846
References to the canal are on pages 212 and 221.

 

The State Works of Pennsylvania – 1907
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

The Wiconisco Canal
An article begins on page 7 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Water Resources Inventory Report – 1917
A brief history of the canal is on page 44.

 

Wiconisco Canal
A brief history and description of the canal. Map and links to related sites.
 

Wiconisco Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

Wiconisco Canal Photos
A set of photos of the canal.
 

Rev. May, 2022