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Coal boats to tidewater

Manville B Wakefield

Coal boats to tidewater

the story of the Delaware & Hudson Canal

by Manville B Wakefield

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Published by Wakefair Press in Grahamsville, N. Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads, Gravity -- History,
  • Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- History,
  • Delaware and Hudson Canal (N.Y. and Pa.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Manville B. Wakefield ; foreword by Carl Carmer
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 222 p. :
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22784331M
    LC Control Number65027932

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Many parts of this canal are still, unbelievibly there to see. It was a way of life; a lost "trade",5(5). 'Coal Boats to Tidewater' is a study in depth of regions clarified by more than thirty maps and over two hundred photographs.

This searching and penetrating, graphic and literary record, is not only of boating and gravity railroading, but of the gaunt skeletal remains of today. It documents the lock ruins and the present day canal-side 5(5).

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Susquehanna Tidewater Canal opened Central Pennsylvania to Philadelphia and Baltimore. The forty-five-mile canal, most active aroundwas feet wide, about 6-feet deep, and had a system of 28 lift locks. River vessels carried coal, iron, lumber, and grain.

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