1840The potential of the Raritan River to provide waterpower for industry was recognized early. In 1840, the success of similar projects along the Passaic and Delaware Rivers prompted the Somerville Water Power Company to begin building a power canal along the north bank of the Raritan River. Unlike some other canals in New Jersey, the Raritan Water Power Canal did not transport goods and passengers, but instead provided waterpower to mills.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 530662 N 4490556|
|Decimal Degrees||40.56521667, -74.63778333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.913', W 74° 38.267'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 33' 54.78" N, 74° 38' 16.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 69 Canal St, Raritan NJ 08869, US|
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