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Encyclopedia > Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division)

The Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal runs from the Lehigh River at Easton, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Pennsylvania. It runs parallel to the Delaware River generally within sight of the river. The Lehigh River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 103 miles (166 km) long, in eastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Northampton County Mayor Philip B. Mitman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 12. ... Bristol is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...

The canal was build to carry coal, limestone, cement, and lumber from the northeastern reaches of Pennsylvania to Philadelphia Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...

The canal was built in the middle decades of the 19th century and ran its last commercial traffic in the 1930's. There have been mule-drawn barges providing rides for tourists and chartered private parties running from the locks at New Hope, Pennsylvania to a point about a mile and a half above Centre Bridge since the late 1950's. New Hope , formerly Coryells Ferry, is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,252. ...

The Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal and its towpath became the Theodore Roosevelt State Park in the early 1950's when the berms were restored and the canal was refilled with water. The park was renamed the Delaware Canal State Park in 1989.

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