Delaware Canal: From Stone Coal Highway to Historic Landmark

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Vault aboard a hinge boat with Marie Duess as she nimbly navigates the historic waters of the Delaware Canal. Any ramble along the nowserene Pennsylvania waterway will show you why its beauty inspired so many famous brushstrokes. But only on a voyage with Duess will you dock at hidden places that doubled as underground railroad stops and Prohibition-era speakeasies and witness the inventive genius of Josiah White and the instinct and muscles of the endearing mules that hauled the nation into the Industrial ...
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Vault aboard a hinge boat with Marie Duess as she nimbly navigates the historic waters of the Delaware Canal. Any ramble along the nowserene Pennsylvania waterway will show you why its beauty inspired so many famous brushstrokes. But only on a voyage with Duess will you dock at hidden places that doubled as underground railroad stops and Prohibition-era speakeasies and witness the inventive genius of Josiah White and the instinct and muscles of the endearing mules that hauled the nation into the Industrial Revolution. By journey's end, you will be reluctant to part with your newfound boatmates after looking into the hopeless eyes of five-year-old mine laborers and listening to the rousing choruses of boat captains who poured a hearty lifetime into steering coal from Easton to Bristol.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596294875
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 1,422,638
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   James C. Greenwood     11
Preface     13
Acknowledgements     15
Magic Canals: Past and Future     17
From the Bowels of the Earth     25
Josiah White's Waterways     45
Locks and Their Keepers     53
Beside the Busy Canal     65
Snappers and Stiff Boats     75
The Mules     85
The Canallers     97
Human Cargo     117
The Canal's Worst Enemy     127
Beautiful Impressions     131
National Historic Landmark     137
Notes     151
Bibliography and Resources     155
Index     157
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