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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Canal

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription. In use, 1828-1884. It connected the Schuylkill at Reading with the Susquehanna at Middletown. About a mile east, at tip of Fritts Island, are remains of easternmost lock. It passed boats traveling to and from Philadelphia by way of Schuylkill Navigation.
 
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.867′ N, 75° 55.559′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Morgantown Rd. (PA 10) and Philadelphia Ave. (PA 724) on Morgantown Rd. (PA 10). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s Lock and the Port of Reading (approx. 1.8 miles away); James Maurer (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas Mifflin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hunter Liggett (approx. 2.4 miles away); William McKinley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (approx. 2.6 miles away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dr. Bodo Otto (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. Union Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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