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Historical Markers and War Memorials in East Coventry Township, Pennsylvania
Location of East Coventry Township, Pennsylvania
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Each lock could change the elevation of the boat about 8 feet between the upstream and downstream canals. "Wickets," small butterfly valves, were located near the bottom of the lock door (item B in the drawing) were used to . . . — — Map (db m160476) HM|
|Mr. James Miller, a Lock Tender for Frick's Lock
Frick's Lock is an example of one of the small communities that grew alongside the canal, to both support the canal traffic, and to serve as a hub for the merchandise that flowed along the canal. . . . — — Map (db m160472) HM|
The Conestoga Wagon
The Main Transportation Method Of The 1700's
During the 1700's, the trusty Conestoga wagon supported the westward expansion of the colonies. It was able to transport 8 tons of material about 15 miles per day, using 4-8 . . . — — Map (db m160474) HM|
The small ridge in front of you was once a towpath on the Schuylkill Canal System. A shallow canal ran along the opposite side of this ridge, floating barges from as far south as Philadelphia, to as far north as Fort Clinton a distance of 108 . . . — — Map (db m160473) HM|