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    take any action in response to your request If you are attempting to configure this form to run with FormMail you need to set the request method to POST in the opening form tag like this form action cgi bin

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    mile site along the Lehigh Canal at Easton Pa published several canal related books as owner of Canal Press from 1972 to 1977 and authored The Old Raging Erie There Have Been Several Changes in 1985 His American Canal Research Center is one of the largest private research sources for the study of the American canal era Currently Rinker is consulting editor for Wallace Homestead Book Company editor of Warman s Antiques and Their Prices and Warman s Americana Collectibles author of Collector s Guide to Toys Games and Puzzles Rinker on Collectibles and How to Make the Most of Your Investments in Antiques and Collectibles syndicate columnist of Rinker on Collectibles president of Rinker s Antiques and Collectibles Market Report and director of the Institute for the Study of Antiques and Collectibles As one of America s leading antiques and collectibles authorities Rinker lectures throughout the United States appears on numerous radio and television shows and performs appraisal and consulting services Enjoying the Schuylkill Navigation in the 1990s When visiting the Schuylkill River valley you can enjoy the portions that remain and learn more about the Canal by visiting Manayunk Canal Manayunk Monte Clare Port Providence Reach Schuylkill Canal

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_AuthHLRinker.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    and an overfall of 376 feet provided the water for the Oaks Canal named for Thomas Oakes one of the engineer builders of the Schuylkill Navigation The original 1822 dam and lock were replaced in 1840 In the 1960s the Philadelphia Electric Company the dam s present owners over capped and sheet piled it Lock 60 a guard lock with a lift of 1 35 feet is located approximately one

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg69.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    Events Suggestion Box River History River Flood Gauges Related links Property Sale Rent For Sale Help Wanted Lost Found In 1903 the Reading Traction Company built a hydro electric generating station containing three turbines capable of generating over 2 000 kilowatts at Lock 60 to provide electric power for the Norristown to Reading trolley line Lock 60 served as the home port for the DOLPHIN and its work crew during

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg70.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    Lock 60 The locktender s house was built during the 1836 enlargement The Oaks Canal was 3 44 miles in length The Pennsylvania Railroad Company s high stone arched bridge 1920 and the Route 29 Phoenixville Mont Clare reinforced concrete arched bridge 1917 are encountered before coming to Mont Clare about a half mile south of Lock 60 About a mile below Mont Clare is Port Providence originally called Lumberville

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg71.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    known as the French Creek Canal Alspach s Schuylkill Canal Navigator noted observe to keep a little nearer to the towpath than the middle of the canal in some places as there are stumps in some parts of this canal Lock 61 Brower s with a lift of 16 77 feet was the outlet lock for the Oaks Canal The locktender s house was built in the mid 1830s The

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg72.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    River utilizing a ferry just below the Reading Railroad s Perkiomen Branch bridge A 1 39 mile pool separated Lock 61 from Dam 27 Pawling s and Lock 62 Dam 27 had a height of 4 3 feet and an overfall of 329 feet Lock 62 Pauling s Lock had a lift of 4 30 feet The Perkiomen Junction Station bridge was about a quarter mile upstream from Dam 27

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg73.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    the canal bridges also served as derricks for loading cargo Dam 28 Catfish Dam had a height of 4 83 feet and an overfall of 495 5 feet Lock 63 Catfish Lock had a lift of 4 83 feet LEFT Flash boards could be attached to the dam to gain extra height RIGHT The Alexis Club was located on the north abutment of Catfish Dam The club was abandoned in

    Original URL path: http://vfwa.org/Book/RiverHistory_pg74.htm (2016-04-29)
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