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By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
Marker on the Delaware River
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Delaware & Hudson CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The Delaware & Hudson Canal, one of the nation’s first large-scale private enterprises, transported millions of tons of anthracite (hard coal) from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in New York. Gravity railroads took the coal over Moosic . . . — Map (db m20594) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Life Along the CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The building and operation of the 108-mile Delaware & Hudson Canal provided a multitude of jobs not only for Dutch and English settlers but for Irish and German immigrants. The area hummed with activity. Laborers dug the canal with picks and . . . — Map (db m20590) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s CableUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
John A. Roebling’s legacy is based on his use of suspension cables to hold up bridges and aqueducts. He devised the techniques of air spinning, which is still used today to build much larger spans. This former aqueduct is the nation’s oldest . . . — Map (db m20597) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s Delaware AqueductUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
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 . . . — Map (db m20596) HM

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