Delaware Canal Journal by Carolyn P. Yoder

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The year 1931 marked the end of an era. When the last mule-powered boat journeyed on the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol in October of that year, the great nineteenth century towpath canal era of America drew to a close. The Delaware Canal was its last, intact survivor. Today the Delaware Canal is a fifty-nine mile long park attracting thousands of visitors each year. However, many who visit the park and others who now live near it do not envision the monumental contribution which the Delaware Canal has made to the area. Delaware Canal Journal was written with the hope this canal should not be erased quickly from man's memory. The book is a definitive history of the Delaware Canal based upon a thorough search of available financial, engineering, and business records of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, records in various historical agencies on the east coast, and local newspaper accounts.
 

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Published August 1, 1972 by Schiffer Pub Ltd.
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