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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lehigh Canal

 
 
Lehigh Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
1. Lehigh Canal Marker
Inscription. This canal's 47 miles from Mauch Chunk to Easton were constructed 1827-1829. Here the Lehigh Canal connected with the Delaware Canal to Philadelphia, and with the Morris Canal to New York. Vital to the transport of anthracite coal and to the rise of the anthracite iron industry, the Lehigh Canal was in full operation until 1932, and in partial operation 10 years longer. This section was fully restored, 1976.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 39.754′ N, 75° 14.302′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Click for map. Located in Hugh Moore Park next to the restored section of the Lehigh Canal. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams Township Totem Poles (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Taylor (approx. 2.4 miles away); Northampton County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Samuel Phillippe (approx. 2.5 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mid-Atlantic Highlands (approx.
Wide view of the Lehigh Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lehigh Canal Marker
Located in Hugh Moore Park, the Josiah White II (passenger) canal boat is moored on the restored section of the Lehigh Canal with the Norfolk & Southern Railroad (formerly the Lehigh Valley Railroad) rail line in the background.
2.5 miles away); Indian Peace Treaties (approx. 2.5 miles away); Northampton County’s First Court House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the National Canal Museum. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Lehigh Canal - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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The restored section of the Lehigh Canal image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
3. The restored section of the Lehigh Canal
Looking past Guard Lock #8 and the restored locktender's house downstream the length of the preserved section of the Lehigh Canal to the Josiah White II canal boat
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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