The Basin

The Basin (HMKX0)

Location: Bristol, PA 19007 Bucks County
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N 40° 5.631', W 74° 51.481'

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1832 - 1931

[parts of quote illegible] "T___ ___ seemed to be a solid mass of boats."
W.H. ____
Mule ____

Waiting
The five acre Bristol Basin provided a place to wait. Located between Lock No. 1 and the Tidal Lock, the Basin stored boats waiting to continue on to Philadelphia and New York City as well as others waiting to be unloaded and then reloaded for a return trip up the Canal. Coal and lumber yards developed near the top end of the Basin so that loads could be transported to local suppliers. Abandoned Canal boats still wait in the Basin, covered since 1931 by a parking lot built on dredged material from the Delaware River.

Today
Workmen created the Basin out of a natural wetland that was once part of Bristol Marsh. A portion of the Marsh still exists and is preserved by the Nature Conservancy. The former Basin is now a municipal parking lot and its edge is outlined with blue bollards.
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HM NumberHMKX0
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Placed ByBristol Borough, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 512103 N 4438183
Decimal Degrees40.09385000, -74.85801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.631', W 74° 51.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 37.86" N, 74° 51' 28.86" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3421-3435 Canals End Rd, Bristol PA 19007, US
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