Link with the PastJust north of this spot are the walls of what was once lock No. 12 of the old Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal, which paralleled the Susquehanna River 45 miles between Wrightsville, PA and Havre De Grace, MD. Built in 1836-39 and opened in 1840, the canal carried lumber, coal, iron, and grain bound for Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York until it was abandoned in 1895. Lock No. 12, 17 feet wide, 170 feet long and having a lift capability of 8.8 feet — was one of 28 lift locks built to overcome a 233 foot elevation difference between terminal points. PPL Corporation, owner of the property is preserving Lock No. 12 for its cultural and historical value.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series|
|Placed By||PPL Corporation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 386238 N 4407900|
|Decimal Degrees||39.81348333, -76.32910000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.809', W 76° 19.746'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 48.54" N, 76° 19' 44.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 33 River Rd, Airville PA 17302, US|
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