Highfalls in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware and Hudson Canal
has been designated a
National Park Service
Erected 1968 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 49.631′ N, 74° 7.655′ W. Marker is in Highfalls, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Main Street near 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Falls NY 12440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Depuy House (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Davis Tavern (approx. 3.8 miles away); Alton Brooks Parker Freer House (approx. 5½ miles away); Hasbrouck House (approx. 5½ miles away); Stone Church-1773 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bevier House (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Regarding Delaware and Hudson Canal. The Delaware and Hudson Canal was built to haul anthracite coal from the Lackawanna Valley in Pennsylvania to Kingston, New York on its journey to New York City markets. When the canal was completed in 1828, and it was 108 miles in length. It utilized 108 locks to overcome the 972-foot elevation difference between the Hudson River at Kingston, New York, and its western terminus at Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Essential to the operation of the canal was a 16 mile gravity and inclined plane railroad which brought anthracite from the coal fields near Carbondale to the canal at Honesdale. By 1854 more than 1,400 boats were operating on the D & H. Growth of railroads meant decline for the canal, which closed in in 1898.
Also see . . .
1. The D&H Canal Historical Society. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. National Canal Museum - D&H Canal. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. The D&H Canal Five Lock Walk. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
4. History of the Canal System of the State of New York: Chapter 20: The Delaware and Hudson Canal. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.