East Coventry Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Life on the Canal
"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," Matt. vi. 13.
There is no place in the wide world where some temptation or other may not find its way, and this is one reason why our daily prayer should be, that we may be preserved from it.
Some places are much more full of temptation than others. The Theatre and Circus, the Tavern and Grog shop, and (in cities) the Hose and Engine Houses, and the street corners are such places. The tow-path is also full of them. Horses are necessary to draw the boat forward in the canal, and there is a path alongside the side of the mule for them to walk on, which is called the tow-path.
It is not strange that when there are so many idle brains, the devil should find plenty of workshops. The boys who ride these horses are very apt to fall into the worst habits. We hope those good people who know their danger will care for them, and, by Sunday schools and good books help them to resist the devil that he may flee from them." James iv. 7.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 13.457′ N, 75° 37.011′ W. Marker is in East Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from New Schuylkill Road (Pennsylvania Route 724) 0.2 miles east of Peterman Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of Towpath Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 New Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown PA 19465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schuylkill Navigation Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Towpath Park Historical Trail (about 400 feet away); Canal Construction (about 800 feet away); The Grubb Mansion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Annie Wittenmyer (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Hill School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pottstown Historical Society (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pottstown War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Coventry Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.