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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware and Raritan Canal

1830 – 1935

 
 
Delaware and Raritan Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
1. Delaware and Raritan Canal Marker
Inscription. The State Street Locks were located here. The canal was 42.9 miles long and there were 14 locks between Bordentown and New Brunswick via Bound Brook. The feeder extended 21.6 miles from Raven Rock. The main stream was 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep. The company, incorporated in 1830, opened the waterway on June 26, 1834. Maximum freight traffic in 1866 was 2,857,244 tons (chiefly coal going to New York Harbor).
 
Erected 1964 by Trenton Tercentenary Commission.
 
Location. 40° 13.239′ N, 74° 45.492′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Armory Drive (Barry Hogan Way) and East State Street, on the right when traveling north on Armory Drive (Barry Hogan Way). Touch for map. This marker is across the street from Trenton City Hall and above U.S. Route 1 which runs below street level at this point in the bed of the old Delaware and Raritan Canal. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Firemenís Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenton Police (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rider College
Delaware and Raritan Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
2. Delaware and Raritan Canal Marker
(about 400 feet away); James Taylor (about 400 feet away); Sgt. John P. Beech (about 500 feet away); John O. Raum (about 600 feet away); Dr. John Manners (about 700 feet away); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Route 1, formerly the Bed of Delaware and Raritan Canal image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
3. Route 1, formerly the Bed of Delaware and Raritan Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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