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  • Pennsylvania Canal Society
    state linked together her cities villages factories mines and farms Over the mighty Allegheny Mountains went the canal system The echo of the boatmen s conch was heard far into the deep river valleys as the canal boats were pulled by horses and mules through Penn s woods Today one no longer hears the soft clip clop of mule teams Only the whisper of the wind sings softly among the

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  • sites
    of 19th century canal memorabilia in America It is located on a 4 5 mile section of the Union Canal towpath now a bicycle and walking trail along Tulpehocken Creek between Reading and Blue Marsh Lake that includes reconstructed Lock 47 The canal which contained 93 locks in its 81 miles between Reading and Middletown was in operation from 1828 to 1885 Center open for tours May through October is maintained by Berks County Parks and Recreation Department 610 374 8839 14 Union Canal Tunnel Park 90 acre park 25th and Union Canal Drive Lebanon near Rt 72 that includes 2 3 mile of watered Union Canal and the oldest existing transportation tunnel in the U S When completed in 1828 it was 729 feet long It was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 1970 and a National Historic Landmark in 1994 Maintained by Friends of the Union Canal Tunnel Park 717 272 1473 15 Susquehanna Riverlands In Salem Township 8 miles south of Wilkes Barre on Rt 11 one half mile river walking path filled canal prism nature park and environmental center Part of the North Branch Division of the PA Canal System the division had 43 locks and followed the north branch of the Susquehanna River 169 miles from Northumberland to the NY state line Park owned and managed by PA Power and Light Company 570 542 2306 16 Juniata Canal 1 5 mile restored section of the Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal located at Locust Campground 3 miles west of Lewistown near Rt 22 522 The canal which ran 127 miles between Hollidaysburg and Duncan s Island in the Susquehanna River required 86 locks It was in operation from 1832 to 1888 Visits and Canal Boat Rides by appointment Fee charged 717 248 3974 Locust Campground website Click here 17 Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park Bedford Street off Rt 22 Located at convergence of Juniata Canal and Allegheny Portage Railroad Park is landscaped site of two canal basins and a connecting lock part of the Allegheny Ridge State Heritage Park Museum fee charged illustrates transfer of canal boats from canal to portage railroad Excellent overlooks at nearby Chimney Rocks Park Maintained by Borough of Hollidaysburg 814 696 0544 18 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historical Site Eleven miles west of Hollidaysburg on US Rt 22 at Gallitzin Exit National Park Service Visitor Center Lemon House Engine House with Inclined Plane 6 and Skew Arch Bridge First railroad to cross the Allegheny Mountains it carried canal boats up five inclined planes to the summit and down five planes to Johnstown forming a 36 mile major link in the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal System Built between 1831 and 1834 it operated until 1857 Fee charged Call for schedule 814 886 6150 19 Tunnelview Historical Site Maintained by Indiana County Parks and accessible only from the Conemaugh Lake facility of the U S Army Corp of Engineers this site makes it possible to see where in 1830 an

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  • aboutus
    The Society publishes Canal Currents our quarterly historical journal of articles primarily about Pennsylvania s old towpath canals The Society in cooperation with Hugh Moore Park helps to maintain the National Canal Museum in Easton PA Here also is the Society s research library and archives Membership in the Society entitles members to free use of the library and archives Twice each year the Society conducts weekend field trips for

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  • Canal Sites
    SOON Home Upcoming events May 13 15 2016 Joint Spring Field Trip The Legacy of the WPA in Stark County THE CANAL SOCIETY OF OHIO and THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL SOCIETY Spring Field Trip Registration Form Spring Field Trip Schedule October 7 9 2016 Joint Fall Field Trip Allegheny Portage Railroad THE CANAL SOCIETY OF OHIO and THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL SOCIETY Fall Field Trip Invitation Fall Field Trip Schedule Pa Canal

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  • fieldtrips
    Invitation Fall Field Trip Schedule Past Field Trips Fall 2015 Northern Schuylkill Navigation Spring 2015 Joint tour of Beaver Division Pennsylvania Canal Fall 2014 Eastern Morris Canal in New Jersey Spring 2014 Joint venture with Canal Society of Ohio Fall 2013 Union Canal from Middletown to Reading Spring 2013 Delaware Hudson Canal Rondout to Alligerville Fall 2012 Pine Grove Branch of the Union Canal Spring 2012 Delaware Hudson Canal in

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  • membership
    Easton Pa 18042 Name Title Mr Mrs Ms Dr etc first middle init last name Organization Address City State Zip Phone Email Please check membership classification Library Museum or Hist Soc 10 00 Student 18 00 Individual 20 00 Dual using same address 25 00 Sponsor 35 00 Patron 50 00 Sustaining 100 00 Corporate or Institutional 100 00 Benefactor 200 00 Your dues help maintain the Society s archives

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  • introwmv
    on this page Next is the individual site presentation which is on the individual sites page The final part is the ending and credits which give due credit to those who created the texts which we used in our research In order to enjoy any of the multimedia presentations you must have Windows media player a free download In addition to being free the software has versions for all operating

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  • fieldtrips
    Multimedia Home Canal Links American Canal Society C Howard Hiester Canal Center Canal Society of NJ Delaware Canal Photos Go to NJ Canals National Canal Museum Sandy and Beaver Canal Photos Pa Canal Society C O National Canal Museum 30

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