Near Phillipsport in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ending at Rondout
Delaware & Hudson Canal
The Rondout Valley, in the 19th Century, had poor sanitation due to the size of the port and large population. These conditions caused a number of medical epidemics such as yellow fever and cholera, and contributed in large measure to the repeated outbreak of other illnesses.
The D&H Canal Company owned several barges with 500 to 600 tons capacity which were loaded on the island from canal boats that had made the long journey from Honesdale with their cargoes of coal.
Erected by Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park.
Location. 41° 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. Lock No. 50 (a few steps from this marker); Demise of the Canal (a few steps from this marker); Canal Basin & Sluiceway (within shouting distance of this marker); Locks (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Waste Weirs (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boothroyd House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phillipsport.
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Also see . . . Rondout, New York (Wikipedia). After the opening of the Delaware and Hudson Canal in 1828, the area of Rondout rapidly transformed from farmland into a thriving maritime village. The last several miles of the canal, which linked coal mines in northeastern Pennsylvania to the Hudson River and markets beyond, followed (Submitted on November 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 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 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.