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Near Conestoga in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Port of Lancaster

 
 
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 9, 2021
1. Port of Lancaster Marker
Inscription.  The Conestoga Navigation Co. (inc.1825) constructed on Conestoga Creek, from Lancaster to the Susquehanna River, 9 locks and dams which were used for slackwater navigation for about 40 yrs. A rock fill crib dam across the river made possible, cargo exchanges with the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal located on the west shore.

Safe Harbor Water Power Corp. * Inc. 1930
 
Erected by Safe Harbor Water Power Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 39° 55.566′ N, 76° 23.047′ W. Marker is near Conestoga, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Powerhouse Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conestoga PA 17516, 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. Bird Watching Platform (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houses for Employees of the Safe Harbor Iron Works (approx. half a mile away); Iron Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Conestoga Indian Town
Port of Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 9, 2021
2. Port of Lancaster Marker
Looking toward the Safe Harbor Trestle along Powerhouse Road.
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Conestoga (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Cost of Dynamite (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colemanville Covered Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conestoga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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