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Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal

 
 
Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1833 as a part of Pennsylvania Canal. It was 5/8 mile long and had 3 lift locks. A dam provided slack water, enabling boats to cross the river, thus creating a great trade center here.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.993′ N, 76° 52.869′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 45) and North Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the north side of the Market Street Bridge,on the embankment supporting the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Tasker H. Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catholic Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bucknell University (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ludwig Derr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Lowry (approx. half a mile away); Daniel F. Green (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  American Canal Society - Canal Index (West Branch Canal)
Wide view of the Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal Marker
. (Submitted on June 13, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pics of the remains of the Cross-cut Canal: "It is still visible just west of the trail park west of Montandon; the linear depression that crosses Rt. 45 by the last row of trees. Lewisburg immediately linked up with a "cross-cut canal" running the mile from Montandon along the current path of Rt. 45. In the river are the remnants of the slack water dam just south (right .. downstream) of the Water St. corner, extending all the way across the river and visible only in low water." • Can you help?
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