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Lehigh Coal and Navigation Canal
The Lehigh River had limitations as a shipping route. Under the best of conditions, it required great skill to steer the barges on the river and keep them off of rocks and out of shallows. Getting a barge to Philadelphia was often a matter of luck and many unsuccessful barges became stranded or ripped apart. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company went before the Pennsylvania legislature and proposed to develop the Lehigh River for shipping. It began operation in 1829.

The first phase of the Lehigh Canal ran from Mauch Chunk to Easton. The second section of the Lehigh Canal connected Mauch Chunk to White Haven. A third section of the canal was constructed from White Haven to Stoddardsville. At Easton, the Lehigh Canal connected to the Delaware and Morris Canals. "(1)


Lehigh Canal lock
, Allentown 1915

Lehigh Canal
, Allentown 1912

Lehigh Canal
, Allentown

Lehigh Canal
, Allentown 1907

Lehigh Canal
, Allentown

Lehigh Canal
, Allentown

Lehigh Canal
, Hamilton bridge, Allentown

Allentown Yd Lehigh Canal, 1954

Edward O'Donnell

Lehigh Canal lock
, Bethlehem

Lehigh Canal
, Bethlehem 1907

Lehigh Canal
, Bethlehem

Lehigh Canal
, Bethlehem

Lehigh Canal lock
, Bethlehem

Lehigh Canal
, Bethlehem

Lehigh Canal Scene along the CNJ
, Bethlehen PA

Lehigh Canal CNJ Station
, Bethlehem 1910

Lehigh Canal
, Bowmanstown

Lehigh Canal
, Bristol 1907

Lehigh Canal
, Bristol

Lehigh Canal
, Bristol

Canal Falls, Lehigh Canal
, Bristol

2nd lock, Lehigh Canal
, Bristol

Lehigh Canal
, Crane Iron Furnace Catasaqua PA

Lehigh canal
, Catasauqua

Lehigh canal
, Easton 1901

Lehigh canal
, Easton

Lehigh canal
, Island Park, Easton1915

Lehigh canal
, Freemansburg

Lehigh canal
, Freemansburg

Lehigh canal
, Lock 8, Chain Dam, Glendon PA

Lehigh Canal @Lehigh Gap
, Palmerton PA 1869

Lehigh Canal @Lehigh Gap
, Palmerton PA 1869

Lehigh Canal boat
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal boats
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal Loading Chutes
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal Loading Chutes
, Mauch Chunk
Bob Fischer

Lehigh Canal
, Mauch Chunk coal shutes
Bob Fischer

Lehigh Canal Loading Chute# 1
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal Loading Chutes
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal RR Station
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal Narrows
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal Carbon Transit Power House
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

Lehigh Canal
, Mauch Chunk(Jim Thorpe)

PR on Lehigh Canal #82278
, Mauch Chunk

Lehigh canal
, L&S RR Mauch Chunk
J. Brown

Lehigh Canal
, Lock 34 Northampton PA

Lehigh Canal
, Palmerton

Lehigh Canal
, Pt. Pleasant

Lehigh Canal
, Pt. Pleasant, 1908

Lehigh Canal
, Pt. Pleasant

Lehigh Canal
, Lower Black's Eddy, Pt. Pleasant

Lehigh Canal
, lock #22 at Lehigh Gap near Walnutport

Lehigh Canal
, guard lock Lock #21 Lehigh Gap near Walnutport, 1905

Lehigh Canal
, Lehigh Gap

Lehigh Canal
, Slatington

Lehigh Canal
, Tullytown 1907

Lehigh Canal
, Tullytown1908

Lehigh Canal
, Tullytown

Lehigh Canal
, Walnutport 2000
Michael G. Rushton

Lehigh Canal
, Walnutport 2000
Michael G. Rushton

Lehigh Canal
, Walnutport 1906

Lehigh Canal
, Walnutport 1906

Lehigh Canal boats
, Weissport

Lehigh Canal, Union Hotel
, Weissport

Lehigh Canal
, Weissport 1911

Lehigh Canal
, Weissport 1912

Lehigh Canal boat yard
, Weissport

Lehigh Joshiah White1(orig)
, Hugh Moore Park Easton PA 2001
Jim Benny

Lehigh Joshiah White2
, Hugh Moore Park Easton PA 2001
Jim Benny

LCN Coal Dump
, Upper Lehigh Branch Canal terminis across from Bridgeport PA
Wayne Gower

LCN Coal Dump
, Upper Lehigh Branch Canal terminis across from Bridgeport PA
Wayne Gower
(1)Lehigh Canal History, Al Zagofsky 1997
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