The Lehigh Canal
— 1829-1942 —The Lehigh Navigation, built by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, was used to transport anthracite coal from mines in north eastern Pennsylvania to New York, Easton, Philadelphia, and beyond. Workers dug much of the canal by hand, constructing a series of 49 locks to compensate for the 353-foot drop in elevation. Operation of the canal from Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) to Easton began in 1839.
|Placed By||Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 449227 N 4511495|
|Decimal Degrees||40.75285000, -75.60146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 45.171', W 75° 36.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 45' 10.26" N, 75° 36' 5.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||610, 570|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near D & L Trail, Walnutport PA 18088, US|
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