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Near Smithtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Treasure Island Reservation

Delaware Canal Lock 17

 
 
Treasure Island Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
1. Treasure Island Reservation Marker
Inscription. Consisting of Treasure Island and Marshall Island. Home to one of the nation's oldest Boy Scout camps, established by the Philadelphia Council, B.S.A. in 1913. Birthplace of the Order of the Arrow, a national campers' honor society founded upon Native American traditions. Its Unami Lodge No. 1 was created here in 1915 by the camp's first director; E. Urner Goodman and his assistant, Carroll A. Edson.
 
Erected 1989 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.261′ N, 75° 4.184′ W. Marker is near Smithtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 River Rd, Pipersville PA 18947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Golden Pheasant Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); John J. Stover House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Barbertown (approx. 2.4 miles away in New Jersey); Kingwood Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey); Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church (approx.
A section of the Delaware and Pennsylvania Canal image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
2. A section of the Delaware and Pennsylvania Canal
3.4 miles away in New Jersey); Lower Agrillite Alley (approx. 3.4 miles away in New Jersey); Stover-Meyers Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Frenchtown (approx. 3.8 miles away in New Jersey).
 
More about this marker. The BSA Cradle of Libery Council closed Treasure Island Boy Scout Camp at the end of 2008 season. The three 100 year floods in 2004, 2005 and 2006 make the camp too expensive to maintain as a summer camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Treasure Island Scout Reservation. (Submitted on April 3, 2009.)
2. America's Oldest Boy Scout Camps. "...Treasure Island is tied with Camp Teetonkah as the nation's second oldest camp." (Submitted on April 3, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Treasure Island Reservation image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
3. Treasure Island Reservation
Delaware Canal Treasure Island Lock 17 image. Click for full size.
By John Ben Urban, August 28, 2010
4. Delaware Canal Treasure Island Lock 17
Mules and Men sign at Treasure Island Reservation image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
5. Mules and Men sign at Treasure Island Reservation
Life Along The Canal sign at Treasure Island Reservation image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
6. Life Along The Canal sign at Treasure Island Reservation
Canal Boats sign at Treasure Island Reservation image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 2, 2009
7. Canal Boats sign at Treasure Island Reservation
 
 
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