Firth Dock (1828-1871)

Firth Dock (1828-1871) (HM1ATM)

Location: Pottsville, PA 17901 Schuylkill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.438', W 76° 10.252'

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This anthracite coal transportation facility helped fuel America's Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. It was vital to the shipment of up to one-half million tons of coal annually along the Schuylkill Canal to Philadelphia and throughout the region. Also known as Palo Alto Loading Dock, it was built by the Schuylkill Navigation Company on land held by stockholder and Philadelphia merchant Thomas Firth.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 401068 N 4505074
Decimal Degrees40.69063333, -76.17086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.438', W 76° 10.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 26.28" N, 76° 10' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)570, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2435-2447 Weigland Blvd, Pottsville PA 17901, US
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