Near Phillipsport in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware & Hudson Canal
Besides operating the lock, tenders were responsible for maintaining the water level below the lock; the water level above the lock was the job of the tender up the line. Most lock tenders lived in little company-owned houses perched right on the canal banks and often also did some farming or ran grocery stores or taverns for boatmen and their families. Locks typically operated from sun-up to sundown. In busy periods locks stayed open until 10 in the evening, all night if a freeze threatened; but were closed, as was the entire canal, on Sundays.
Erected by Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park.
Location. 41° 37.982′ N, 74° 27.123′ W. Marker is near Phillipsport, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from Bova Road 0.1 miles west of U.S. 209, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located along the canal trail at the Bova Road Interpretive Center of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phillipsport NY 12769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waste Weirs (a few steps from this marker); Canal Basin & Sluiceway (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock No. 50 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ending at Rondout (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Demise of the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Boothroyd House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phillipsport.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.