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history of the Lehigh River

Wilcox, LeRoy.

history of the Lehigh River

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Published by L. Wilcox in [Easton, Pa? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lehigh River (Pa.) -- History.,
  • Lehigh River Valley (Pa.) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby LeRoy Wilcox.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF157.L6 W55 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3966425M
    LC Control Number2001271766
    OCLC/WorldCa42639617

    On a summer day, hundreds of visitors would arrive on the island by small steamboats, row boats or canoes. The plan for locks and gates for letting out the freshet in a proper manner was left for the present to be devised in due time if found necessary. William Doster, renamed the island "Wampanoag Island" in and built steps from the New Street Bridge directly to the island. The privately funded canal became part of the Pennsylvania Canal system, a complex of canals, towpaths and eventually railroads. At one point in the early 's the Lehigh's water was so polluted by coal, sewage and manufacturing waste it was described as "black flowing lava.

    Don't Edit In An extensive wire and rolling-mill is also about being erected here, the charter having been obtained during the last session of the legislature. Doug Kroll photo. These gentlemen selected this location for the reason that the great iron and limestone beds of Lehigh County were in the immediate neighborhood; and, as the Lehigh Canal passed directly through the grounds, it would afford them the necessary water-power to drive their machinery they have now discarded water-power entirelyand could supply them with coal direct from the mines, as well as convey their products to market. However, a report by The Guardian says the Bertrand store moved to its current location in after the first was destroyed by an earthquake.

    Page 23 has a chart of all the classes of steam locomotives used, dates built, and period in service. The town of Mauch Chunk can be seen across the river. Inthe site of the Catasauqua was nothing but woodland; and on it were but two houses, one at each extreme end of the town plot. It presents a very light and graceful appearance. The upper and lower wooden gates are gone and the interior wooden lining along the walls is missing. Neubauer, Society of Freight Car Historians,


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The furnaces were built under the superintendence of Mr. This view is from the interior of the guardlock looking back upstream. The Lehigh Navigation Company held a charter to improve the navigability of the Lehigh Riverbut had accomplished little and the charter would expire history of the Lehigh River book Canoe on its water, skip stones on its surface, listen to its flow, reflect on its exceptional history and then help decide its future.

Flowing south from the south end of the lake a natural but dammed body of water it turns west after a mile and receives water from many lakes and ponds as it flows past the borough of Gouldsboro.

On the Catasauqua Creek, not far from the town, stands the stone house where lived George Taylor, one of the history of the Lehigh River book of the Declaration of Independence. These are the communities along the Lehigh River. Today if you launch a canoe onto the Lehigh you can join all those who have done so for thousands of years.

More color photos with good commentary. The CNJ station is now a musuem and tourist attraction. The village has steadily progressed until it has risen to the dignity of a borough.

There are regular daily passenger and freight trains now on the road, which connect with the L. When tipped or triggered, they released several acre-feet creating a wave to raise the water level as the canal boat sank downriver.

Islands near Bethlehem Freeman Island Freemansburg If you follow the towpath trail in Freemansburg, to the bend of the river near the Locktender's house, at lock 44, you will find Freeman Island.

George Crane. The cool breezes from the river provided for a pleasant summer afternoon. John James Audubon, the great American painter and naturalist, sojourned along the upper Lehigh painting bird species for six weeks in Comprehensive listings with a little background, no photos.

Lots of great photos, mostly from the 40s and 50s, including steam in color. The island offered acres of rich farm land. It closes two years later.The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a mile-long ( km) river located in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States.

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