Delaware & Hudson CanalAt Honesdale, Pennsylvania, coal was loaded onto flat-bottomed canal boats and pulled by mule team to the harbor at Kingston. New York. At the typical rate of three miles per hour, the 108-mile trip took seven to ten days. The majority of the canal boats were operated by owners and their families, in part because the wages of about $3.00 a month made it uneconomical to hire workers. In a time before child-labor laws, young children were put to work, often under grueling conditions. The family lived on the boat for the whole trip, in a cabin about twelve feet square. They slept on straw mattresses, cooked on small wood stoves, ate, and even washed clothes on board — laundry hung to dry on boat decks was a common sight on the canal.
|Placed By||Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18G E 545573 N 5390838|
|Decimal Degrees||-41.63288333, -74.45285000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.973', W 74° 27.171'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 58.38" N, 74° 27' 10.26" W|
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