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Near Amity Hall in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

Susquehanna Division

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. Built 1823-31; operated until 1901. It extended from Duncan's Island to Northumberland. In its 41-mile course, the Division embraced 13 locks, 7 aqueducts, old Shamokin Dam, and West Branch Towpath Bridge. Traces of the Canal can be seen at points along this road.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 25.913′ N, 77° 0.053′ W. Marker is near Amity Hall, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Haldeman Island Wildlife Management Area. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Halifax (approx. 5.1 miles away); Col. Timothy Green (approx. 5.5 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Entrance to the Wildlife Management Area Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Entrance to the Wildlife Management Area
A low ditch to the left of the road, in the tree line here, likely is a portion of the old canal.
Bridge to Haldeman Island Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. Bridge to Haldeman Island
A one lane bridge, closed to traffic normally, connects Haldeman Island.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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