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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

 
 
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Inscription.  Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840 - 1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 40° 1.468′ N, 76° 31.604′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Orange Street, on the left when traveling south on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna Canal (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susquehanna River Water Trail (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
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(about 600 feet away); American Legion Monument (about 800 feet away); Wrightsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Post Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Southern terminus at Havre de Grace, MD
 
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Remains of canal looking north. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. Remains of canal looking north.
Looking South on the Remnants of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, January 7, 2010
4. Looking South on the Remnants of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Gagermeier, August 11, 2011
5. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1
Looking north (up river), this is what remains of Lock #1 or the Guard Lock at the north end of the canal in Wrightsville, PA. The guard lock did not raise or lower the water level it protected the canal from the river. Water in a canal does not flow; therfore, a lock was required to enter the canal and protect it from the flow of the Susquehanna river and the boat basin that sat on the upriver side of the lock.
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Gagermeier, August 11, 2011
6. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1
Looking South (down river), this is Lock #1. The boat basin would be where the photo was taken from.
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Gagermeier, August 11, 2011
7. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Lock #1
Another view of Lock#1: Standing in the boat basin looking at the remaining left hand side of the lock entrance.
Towpath on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, Wrightsville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Bowders, January 16, 2012
8. Towpath on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, Wrightsville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,034 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Dianne Bowders of York, PA.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Mark Gagermeier of Thomasville, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on March 27, 2012, by Dianne Bowders of York, Pennsylvania.

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