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

Conestoga Navigation Company

 
 
Conestoga Navigation Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. Conestoga Navigation Company Marker
Inscription. A slackwater canal between Lancaster and Safe Harbor, built following the company's incorporation in 1825, facilitated access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other ports. This canal's 18-mile course included nine sets of locks and dams; Lock No. 1 was here. The company's name varied after 1837; financial problems mounted, and the last lock fees were collected in 1872. Later, between 1913 and 1946, surviving dams were used to generate electricity.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 0.614′ N, 76° 18.222′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on New Danville Pike 0.3 miles south of 2nd Lock Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rock Ford
Remains of bridge crossing the Conestoga River at marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
2. Remains of bridge crossing the Conestoga River at marker.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Sgt Joseph E Jackson (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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