Near Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Firth Dock (1828-1871)
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 41.438′ N, 76° 10.252′ W. Marker is near Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Weigland Boulevard (U.S. 209) 0.8 miles north of Anderson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schuylkill Canal Pottsville Maroons (approx. 1.4 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 1˝ miles away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 1˝ miles away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
Also see . . . History of the Schuylkill Navigation System. The system was most prosperous between 1835 and 1841 although its record tonnage, nearly two million tons, occurred in 1859. During the second half of the 19th century the rise of the railroad, floods, droughts, and a miners' strike contributed to the downfall of the system. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the ruins of the canal and Firth Dock at the northern terminus of the canal • Can you help?