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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna Canal

 
 
Susquehanna Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna Canal Marker
Inscription. Masonry visible beside the river remains from a lock of the canal which carried goods southward from Columbia, and provided an outlet for trade from Pennsylvania to Baltimore.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.952′ N, 76° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Long Level Road PA 624 0.3 miles south of Calvary Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (here, next to this marker); Cresap's Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 0.6 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 2 miles away); Martin Chartier (approx. 2.4 miles away); 40th Parallel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Remains of canal lock. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Remains of canal lock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,345 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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