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Near Amity Hall in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

Susquehanna Division

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription.  Built 1823-31; operated until 1901. It extended from Duncan's Island to Northumberland. In its 41-mile course, the Division embraced 13 locks, 7 aqueducts, old Shamokin Dam, and West Branch Towpath Bridge. Traces of the Canal can be seen at points along this road.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.913′ N, 77° 0.053′ W. Marker is near Amity Hall, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling north. Located at the entrance to Haldeman Island Wildlife Management Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
The John Schaffer Tavern and Inn (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. 2.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); Duncannon Area Schools (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Entrance to the Wildlife Management Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Entrance to the Wildlife Management Area
A low ditch to the left of the road, in the tree line here, likely is a portion of the old canal.
Bridge to Haldeman Island image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. Bridge to Haldeman Island
A one lane bridge, closed to traffic normally, connects Haldeman Island.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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