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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna Canal

 
 
Susquehanna Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna Canal Marker
Inscription.  Masonry visible beside the river remains from a lock of the canal which carried goods southward from Columbia, and provided an outlet for trade from Pennsylvania to Baltimore.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.952′ N, 76° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Long Level Road (Pennsylvania Route 624) 0.3 miles south of Calvary Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (here, next to this marker); Cresap's Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path
Remains of canal lock. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Remains of canal lock.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Moving Heaven and Earth (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 2.1 miles away); Martin Chartier (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on November 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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