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

The Pennsylvania Canal

 
 
The Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. The Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription.  This section of the canal was built between 1830-1833. The canal was used to transport coal, Mules or horses pulled canal boats. The anthracite coal from northeast Pennsylvania was conveyed to the iron furnaces through the canal network, which also supported the local lumber mills, planing mills and taverns. The concrete pump house was used to supply the Musselman Furnace with water that water was needed to cool the stoves and the furnace and to supply water to the steam engines that supplied power for the skip hoist and the blower engines. The pump house was located on the river side of the canal bed and is still visible today.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 3.514′ N, 76° 32.115′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Robert K Mowrer Drive south of Furnace Road
The Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. The Pennsylvania Canal Marker
, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skip Hoist / Oil Shed (here, next to this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers (here, next to this marker); Stone Base of the Chimney (a few steps from this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegal Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman / Vesta Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman / Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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