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Netcong in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lake Musconetcong

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2010
1. Lake Musconetcong Marker
Inscription.  Created in 1846 as the Morris Canal’s Stanhope Reservoir. This lake supplied water that filled the canal and powered local industries. Mules treading an earthen causeway across the lake pulled boats loaded with coal, iron ore, or freight along a channel in the lake bed.

National Register of Historic Places • New Jersey Register of Historic Places
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 40° 54.054′ N, 74° 42.27′ W. Marker is in Netcong, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Ladgewood Avenue (New Jersey Route 183) and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Ladgewood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Netcong NJ 07857, 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. The Church In The Glen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hugh Allen Mansion (approx. 0.2
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By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2010
2. Lake Musconetcong Marker
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miles away); Stanhope, NJ (approx. ¼ mile away); Morris & Essex Line – Netcong Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake Hopatcong Station (approx. 2 miles away); Morris Canal Lock Tender's House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Budd Lake Community (approx. 2½ miles away); Lake Rogerene (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Netcong.
 
Also see . . .  Musconetcong State Park History. “In 1845 a major agreement between the Sussex Iron Company and the Morris Canal and Banking Company redistributed the water rights to the Musconetcong River. Previously, the two companies had competed for water rights, one to operate an iron industrial complex and the other a canal. The agreement transferred most of the water rights to the canal company which was at that time authorized to construct a reservoir, present Lake Musconetcong, at Stanhope. In return the canal company had to guarantee sufficient water to the Sussex Iron Company to operate its grist mill and blast furnaces.” (Submitted on November 13, 2010.) 
 
Lake Musconetcong image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2010
3. Lake Musconetcong
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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