Lehigh Canal

Lehigh Canal (HM1LVX)

Location: Walnutport, PA 18088 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.199', W 75° 36.096'

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Completed in 1829 under the guidance of entrepreneur Josiah White, this 46 mile canal was constructed in only two years. Operated by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, this hand dug canal contained 52 locks and 8 dams. Canal boats transported coal from Mauch Chunk to Philadelphia, and made this one of the most profitable canals in Pennsylvania. The flood of 1942 ended 113 years of continuous use.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByNorthern Lehigh Future Focus
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 449216 N 4511547
Decimal Degrees40.75331667, -75.60160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.199', W 75° 36.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 11.94" N, 75° 36' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)610, 570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near D & L Trail, Walnutport PA 18088, US
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