Near Phillipsport in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware & Hudson Canal
The canal received its water from several sources — the rivers that paralleled it, dams that regularly supplied it, the brooks and springs that fed into it. These sources kept the water at the right height most of the time, but occasionally excess water from heavy rains or spring flooding threatened to overflow the banks and erode them. Water that flowed too fast — more than one-half mile per hour — was also a threat to the stability of the banks. If necessary, weirs, with spillways positioned slightly above the desired water level, were opened and water was released.
Erected by Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 37.983′ N, 74° 27.14′ 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. Locks (a few steps from this marker); Canal Basin & Sluiceway (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock No. 50 (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Ending at Rondout (within shouting distance of this marker); Demise of the Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boothroyd House (about 300 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
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.