The Canal and the Rails Spark the Growth of White Mills...
...Transporting Glass to Customers.
—The White Mills Community Trail —
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Transportation was valuable to many businesses, including the Honesdale Glass Works, in the village of Traceyville, which was on the D&H Canal two miles west of White Mills. Honesdale Glass Works operated from 1846 to 1902. During that time, from 1873 to 1881, it was a subsidiary of the Dorflinger Glass Works. Loading glass on the canal was not a difficult task, and the canal created access to
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The original locks of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company were 76 feet by 9 feet but were enlarged in 1850 to 100 feet by 15 feet. The tonnage that an individual boat could carry increased from 10 tons in 1828 to 40 tons in 1850.
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It is believed that the original Erie Railroad Depot was built in 1848 when rail service began to White Mills. That depot burned in 1888 and was rebuilt in 1889. An addition, shown to the left in his photo taken around 1920 was later added.
Erected by Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, DCNR, Lackawanna Wonderful, and National Park Service.
Location. 41° 31.558′ N, 75° 12.181′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watching Over Their Livelihood and Their Homes (here, next to this marker); From Alsace, France to White Mills... (a few steps from this marker); Dorflinger Glass Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorflinger: America's Finest Glass... (within shouting distance of this marker); As the Company Prospered, So Did the Community. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); When Christian Dorflinger Melded His Art with History... (about 400 feet away); Skills Passed Down through Generations... (about 400 feet away); There Was More to White Mills than Glass (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Mills.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.