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

Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

 
 
Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
1. Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct Marker
Inscription. From canal boats to canoes, the past flows into the present here at the Delaware Aqueduct. Walk across the aqueduct’s reconstructed towpath where mules once pulled Delaware & Hudson Canal boats back to Pennsylvania for another load of coal. Enjoy views of the river valley today as you imagine the transformation of this river crossing from low-water ford to rope ferry to aqueduct, and finally to road bridge.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 28.998′ N, 74° 59.019′ 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. Delaware & Hudson Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Life Along the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Roebling’s Cable (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Minisink (about 300 feet away, measured
Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
2. Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct Marker
The aqueduct and the Delaware River can be seen in the background of this photo.
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. ¼ 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 a photograph of the Delaware Aqueduct and has a caption of “The Delaware Aqueduct stands as a testament to the brilliance of engineer John A. Roebling. This aqueduct, the nation’s oldest existing wire cable suspension structure, is the earliest of Roebling’s works still standing. It is one of four aqueducts he designed and helped build for the D&H Canal Company from 1847 to 1851.” Also at the upper right of the marker is a photo of John Augustus Roebling 1806-1869 with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. It has a caption of “German immigrant John A. Roebling, and his son Washington, are best known for their crowning achievement, the Brooklyn Bridge, completed in 1887.”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers found at the Delaware Aqueduct Nation
Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
3. Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct
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.) 
 
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Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
4. Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct
This photo of the aqueduct was taken from the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.
 
 
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 820 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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