Near Phillipsport in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Canal Basin & Sluiceway
Delaware & Hudson Canal
This basin, located between Locks No. 49 and No. 50, also served as a convenient place to wait for boats when there were traffic jams on the canal.
Sluiceways were ditches, or troughs, that diverted water around the locks. When a lock was idle, its upper and lower gates were closed. The overflow sluiceway rerouted water around the lock to prevent it from overflowing, while helping to regulate water levels. If you look to the right side of the Lock No. 50 you will notice the remnants of its sluiceway.
Erected by Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park.
Location. 41° 38′ N, 74° 27.127′ W. Marker is near Phillipsport 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); Ending at Rondout (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); Demise of the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boothroyd House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phillipsport.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Delaware & Hudson Canal
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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 60 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.