Conestoga Navigation Company

Conestoga Navigation Company (HM30G)

Location: Lancaster, PA 17603 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 0.614', W 76° 18.222'

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A slackwater canal between Lancaster and Safe Harbor, built following the company's incorporation in 1825, facilitated access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other ports. This canal's 18-mile course included nine sets of locks and dams; Lock No. 1 was here. The company's name varied after 1837; financial problems mounted, and the last lock fees were collected in 1872. Later, between 1913 and 1946, surviving dams were used to generate electricity.
HM NumberHM30G
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 388731 N 4429706
Decimal Degrees40.01023333, -76.30370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.614', W 76° 18.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 36.84" N, 76° 18' 13.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1370 New Danville Pike, Lancaster PA 17603, US
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