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Near Hawley in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline

 
 
Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2018
1. Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline Marker
Inscription.  

The wooden stakes with white rope in front of you, show the size of a D & H Canal Co. boat after 1850, when they were eighty-nine feet long and fourteen and a half feet wide.

At the stern (back end) was a small cabin which was about twelve by fourteen feet. Note the rope at the bow (front end) is tied, so the "boat" is snubbed to one of the three snubbing posts in this park. Try to find the other two along the east side of the canal bank. They are equally spaced, at a distant a bit longer than the boat. So, three boats could be snubbed here when the nearby lock was not operating.

Plans and fund raising are under way to build a canal "boat" pavilion this size, at this location.


 
Erected by Wayne County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 29.648′ N, 75° 11.71′ W. Marker is near Hawley, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is in the canal bed at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Texas Palmyra Highway, Hawley PA 18428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sue Fischer, July 29, 2018
2. Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline and Marker
The contributor is at the far end of the canal boat outline, showing relative boat size
as the crow flies. Facts about the Delaware & Hudson Canal 1828-1898 (here, next to this marker); Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail (a few steps from this marker); Daniels' Farmhouse at New Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania's Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bingham Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Hawley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawley.
 
Also see . . .
1. The D & H Canal Park at Lock 31. (Submitted on August 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 on Facebook. (Submitted on August 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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