The Hub in it's Heyday

The Hub in it's Heyday (HM1MOD)

Location: , PA Carbon County
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N 40° 49.889', W 75° 42.044'

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Weissport Lehigh Canal

— 1829-1942 —

As long as the Lehigh Canal prospered, so did Weissport. When the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company located its primary boatyard here, it transformed both sides of the Canal into a bustling manufacturing complex.
Look around...imagine a planning mill, blacksmith shop and covered dry dock. A boiler house with a steam engine belching smoke. A mule-powered railway for hauling boats out of the water in its heyday. Weissport had storage sheds for metal and lumber. Mules, hundreds of mules, filled nearby stables.
Residents shopped at three general stores. Two coal yards sold the Canal's most plentiful cargo. Nearby everyone in Weissport depended upon the Canal. And the Canal depended upon the town. More than 8 out of every 10 Canal employees (except for locktenders and boatmen) lived in or near Weissport.
"Weissport though small in size...was about the liveliest place in the Lehigh Valley"
"Dr. Clarence Weiss, 1942"
Placed ByDelaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 440917 N 4520286
Decimal Degrees40.83148333, -75.70073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.889', W 75° 42.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 53.34" N, 75° 42' 2.64" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal (North), PA , US
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