Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Upper Black Eddy in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware Canal

1832 Sesquicentennial 1982

 

— Delaware Canal Lock 19 State Park —

 
Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
1. Delaware Canal Marker
Inscription.  Used earth's resources In natural order! Built liquid highway With flowing water!

Follow the river Stay close to the source! Locks raised - locks lowered Control nature's force!

Construction complete Eighteen thirty-two! Transport hundred tons Open frontier new!

Big step for progress History books do tell! We eased life's burden Used this canal!

Now, some fly by jet Our world is so large! Some in nostalgia Prefer mule drawn barge!

Quaint scenic wonder Roosevelt State Park! New Hope shares with you This high water mark!

Raymond Granville Barger

This plaque is dedicated to all those who have and continue to conserve and maintain this canal for the benefit of all the people.
 
Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources Office of Resources Management Bureau of State Parks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Canal (AKA Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal) series list.
 
Location.

Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
2. Delaware Canal Marker
40° 32.967′ N, 75° 5.083′ W. Marker is in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Sanctuary Hill Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Black Eddy PA 18972, 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. Life Along The Canal (here, next to this marker); Mules and Men (here, next to this marker); Canal Boats (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Delaware Canal (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial, Bridgeton Twp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Milford Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Train Disaster (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Frenchtown World War 1 Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Black Eddy.
 
Lock 19 Locktenders House image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
3. Lock 19 Locktenders House
Lock 19 image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
4. Lock 19
Delaware Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
5. Delaware Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   5. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 6, 2021