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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lehigh Canal

 
 
The Lehigh Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
1. The Lehigh Canal Marker
Inscription.  This canal's 47 miles from Mauch Chunk to Easton were constructed 1827-1829. Here the Lehigh Canal connected with the Delaware Canal to Philadelphia, and with the Morris Canal to New York. Vital to the transport of anthracite coal and to the rise of the anthracite iron industry, the Lehigh Canal was in full operation until 1932, and in partial operation 10 years longer. This section was fully restored, 1976.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Canal (AKA Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal), the Lehigh Canal, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 40° 39.754′ N, 75° 14.302′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Located in Hugh Moore Park next to the restored section of the Lehigh Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. From Mountain to Market (a few steps from this marker); The Canaler's Life (a few steps from this marker); It's a Short Commute (a few steps from this marker); Canal Boats (a few steps from this marker); Easton & Nearby Heritage Attractions (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthracite Tidewater Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); From Waterways to Highways (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the National Canal Museum. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Lehigh Canal - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. MarkerQuest - The Lehigh Canal. Photos and information about life on the Lehigh Canal during its operation. (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wide view of the Lehigh Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lehigh Canal Marker
Located in Hugh Moore Park, the Josiah White II (passenger) canal boat is moored on the restored section of the Lehigh Canal with the Norfolk & Southern Railroad (formerly the Lehigh Valley Railroad) rail line in the background.
The restored section of the Lehigh Canal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 3, 2010
3. The restored section of the Lehigh Canal
Looking past Guard Lock #8 and the restored locktender's house downstream the length of the preserved section of the Lehigh Canal to the Josiah White II canal boat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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