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Morris Canal, Delaware River Portal, Phillipsburg, Warren County, NJ

Morris Canal, Delaware River Portal, Phillipsburg, Warren County, NJ

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Delaware River Portal is the western terminus of the Morris Canal. The canal is one of the few amphibious waterways in America. The river portal was the starting point for coal laden barges that made their way eastward opening up much of northern New Jersey for expansion industrialization. Since the eastern end of the canal has long been gone, the Delaware River portal is the only terminus of the canal still salvageable.
Survey number: HAER NJ-29-A
Building/structure dates: 1831 Initial Construction

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1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Morris Canal & Banking Company
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Location

Phillipsburg (N.J.)40.69371, -75.19018
Google Map of 40.69370989999999, -75.1901761
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html