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Near Phillipsport in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canal Basin & Sluiceway

Delaware & Hudson Canal

 
 
Canal Basin & Sluiceway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
1. Canal Basin & Sluiceway Marker
Inscription.  The company used the contour of the land to create basins which were usually located above or below locks. Basins were wide spots in the canal, large enough for boats to load or unload cargo, stop for the night, and attend to minor repairs. Even more important, they functioned as mini-reservoirs so that canal water lost through drought or leakages could be replaced by water held in the basins.

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
Marker detail: Paymaster’s steam launch image. Click for full size.
Collection of the D&H Canal Historical Society
2. Marker detail: Paymaster’s steam launch
, 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. 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
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker details: Canal Boats image. Click for full size.
Collection of the Minisink Valley Historical Society
3. Marker details: Canal Boats
Marker detail: Break in the canal bank at Bolton Basin image. Click for full size.
Collection of the Minisink Valley Historical Society
4. Marker detail: Break in the canal bank at Bolton Basin
Canal Basin & Sluiceway Marker • <i>wide view<br>(lock no. 50 visible on right)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
5. Canal Basin & Sluiceway Marker • wide view
(lock no. 50 visible on right)
Lock No. 50 Sluiceway Remnants<br>(<i>visible on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
6. Lock No. 50 Sluiceway Remnants
(visible on left)
 

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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.
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