Coal Boats to Rondout: A Brief History of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (online)

Event Type: Adults
Date: 9/3/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 The Library's own Walter Hook presents this look at Pennsylvania's "other" canal. The Wurts brothers of Philadelphia, in 1814, planned to sell coal from their land in North East Pennsylvania to markets in Philadelphia. However, New York City provided better opportunity. They formed the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, and through the assistance of their friends Philip Hone and Washington Irving, and engineer John Roebling created an “artificial river.” Coal was transported to the canal in Honesdale by a gravity railroad because the use the Stourbridge Lion steam locomotive was not feasible. The canal remained in operation from 1828 to 1898.
Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Other Information:
 This event is free and open to the public, and will be held online/by phone via Zoom. Reservations are required to receive an invitation to this event.
Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x132
Presenter: Walter Hook
Status: Closed
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