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Minisink in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware & Hudson Canal

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

 
 
Delaware & Hudson Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
1. Delaware & Hudson Canal Marker
Inscription. The Delaware & Hudson Canal, one of the nationís first large-scale private enterprises, transported millions of tons of anthracite (hard coal) from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in New York. Gravity railroads took the coal over Moosic Mountain from Carbondale to Honesdale, and later from Pittston to Hawley. The 108-mile canal carried the coal through 108 locks along and across the Lackawaxen, Delaware, and Neversink rivers and Rondout Creek to the Hudson River. Competition from railroads closed the D&H Canal system in 1898, after 70 years of operation.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 28.982′ N, 74° 59.025′ W. Marker is in Minisink, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 97 and Minisink Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 97. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldred NY 12732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roeblingís Cable (a few steps from this marker); Life Along the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Roeblingís Delaware Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge
Marker on the Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
2. Marker on the Delaware River
The Delaware Aqueduct can be seen in this photo behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Minisink (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Minisink (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Minisink (approx. 0.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Zane Grey (approx. ľ mile away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minisink.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features an old time photograph of the Delaware Aqueduct, and has a caption of “The D&H Canal Company hired John A. Roebling to design and build four suspension aqueducts (left), including the Delaware Aqueduct, to improve the canalís efficiency.” The upper right of the marker contains a photograph of canal boats in the water with a caption of “Anthracite was transferred from gravity coal cars to canal boats at Honesdale (above) and later, at Hawley, Pa.” Also on the marker is a map of the tri-state area, showing the route of the canal and locations of several aqueducts.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers found
Delaware & Hudson Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
3. Delaware & Hudson Canal Marker
This photo looks west, towards Pennsylvania.
at the Delaware Aqueduct Nation Park Service Unit.
 
Also see . . .  Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Delaware Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
4. Delaware Aqueduct
This is the aqueduct that appears on the marker. It was built by John A. Roebling, who also built the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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