“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Susquehanna Canal

Susquehanna Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 15, 2020
1. Susquehanna Canal Marker
Looking south. Orange Street, used by traffic to get from PA 624 to eastbound PA 462, proceeds to right, off camera.
Inscription.  Lock masonry, just below the bridge, and part of the old channel mark the north end of the canal, which met the State-owned canal at Columbia. Until 1863, the river-bridge had a towpath for mules; later, tugboats pulled canal craft across.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series list.
Location. 40° 1.476′ N, 76° 31.611′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Front Street (Pennsylvania Route 624) and Orange Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Front Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susquehanna River Water Trail (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
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(about 600 feet away); American Legion Monument (about 700 feet away); Wrightsville (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 800 feet away); Hosting the Invader (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021