The Morris Canal: Across New Jersey by Water and Rail
Arcadia Publishing, 1999 - 128 σελίδες
The Morris Canal was not the longest canal in the world, but it did have one superlative to its credit--it climbed higher than any other canal ever built. In its time it was world famous, visited by tourists and technical people from as far away as Europe and Asia. For nearly 100 years it crossed the hills of northern New Jersey, accomplishing that feat with 23 lift locks and 23 inclined planes. From Lake Hopatcong, the canal ran westward through the
Musconetcong valley to Phillipsburg, on the Delaware River, and eastward through the valleys of the Rockaway and Passaic rivers to tidewater at Newark and Jersey City--a little over 100 miles horizontally and a total rise and fall of nearly 1,700 feet vertically. The Morris Canal, once an important soldier in the American Industrial Revolution, has been gone for most of the twentieth century, but its memory lives on in the many photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia that its unique presence inspired.
Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής
Δεν εντοπίσαμε κριτικές στις συνήθεις τοποθεσίες.
Phillipsburg to Hackettstown
Saxton Falls to Lake Hopatcong
Lake Hopatcong to Denville
Boonton to West Paterson
Paterson to Jersey City
Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων
10-foot elevation change 12 East aqueduct Banking Company basin Boonton building built Canal & Banking canal boats canal company canal passed Canal Society Cone Delaware River Denville distance DL&W Railroad Dover East a 10-foot Farrand feet foreground guard lock Hackettstown Hudson inclined planes iron Jersey City Jersey Historical Society Jersey State Archives Lake Hopatcong left of center Lehigh Canal lift locks Lock 9 Lock Pond lock tender lock tender's house LVRR Macculloch Morris Canal mules Musconetcong National Docks branch Newark Public Library º º º old canal Olin Vought original Passaic River Paterson Phillipsburg photograph picture Plane 1 West Plane 11 East Plane 9 plane cars plane tender's house Port Colden Port Murray postcard powerhouse Ramapo River Rockaway River Rutgers University shows the canal Stanhope stone Street bridge summit of Plane taken tender's residence Township towpath turbine U.S. Route visible Waterloo William