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

Delaware Canal

 
 
Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
1. Delaware Canal Marker
Inscription. The canal channel, which parallels the Delaware River, lies just below the highway. Here are Locks No. 22 and 23, the last lift locks in the 60 miles of canal from Bristol to the Lehigh River at Easton.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.62′ N, 75° 11.46′ W. Marker is in Raubsville, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on S. Delaware Drive (PA 611). Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Delaware Canal State Park, Locks 22, 23. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Canal (here, next to this marker); Mules and Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Life Along The Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice K. Goddard (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpentersville (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Seigletown (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Jersey); Finesville (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey); Finesville Dam (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Raubsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Delaware Canal State Park.
Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
2. Delaware Canal Marker
The state park website. (Submitted on July 27, 2015.) 

2. Canal Road Bridge, Canal Road spanning Delaware Canal Diversion, Locks 22 & 23 in Delaware Canal... The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the canal infrastructure at the marker site. (Submitted on July 27, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
3. Delaware Canal Marker
Note the Delaware Canal marker is behind the Pennsylvania Canal marker.
Delaware Canal image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
4. Delaware Canal
Delaware Canal image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
5. Delaware Canal
Delaware Canal Marker-Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
6. Delaware Canal Marker-Sign at the entrance to the park
A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline and 11 river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor. - Delaware Canal State Park Website
<i>River Drive between Riegelsville and Raubsville near Easton, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
7. River Drive between Riegelsville and Raubsville near Easton, Pa.
Although the makers of this postcard probably never thought of it this way, what is depicted here is a pre-automobile transportation corridor providing the right of way for five possible modes of transportation: the railroad, the Delaware River, the Delaware Canal, the towpath/road, and the trolley.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   7. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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