Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area

204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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Phoenixville Schuylkill Canal Photos
 


      Please click to view a brief history of the Schuylkill Navigation Company.

 



Schuylkill Canal Drawbridge


Schuylkill Canal Lock, one of 109 locks on the canal.

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Barge on the river.  Coal was the main commodity transported.


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Black Rock covered bridge drawing

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Back Rock Dam at canal entrance

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Bridge at Black Rock & toll collectors house

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Canal and Mont Clare

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Recent photo of the canal and towpath

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Canal and Schuylkill River

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Canal workers

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Canoeing on canal

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Coal barge

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Dam & entrance to Phoenixville Canal

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Lock # 60 on the Schuylkill Canal opened in 1825

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Drawing of barge in a lock

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Another drawing of barge in lock

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Empty barge at Lock # 60

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Fishing on canal at Phoenixville

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Home along canal

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Lock # 60 in operation

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Lock # 60 looking North

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Lock at the turn of the Twentieth Century

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Lock # 60 in operation

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Lock opening

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Recent photo of locktenders house

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Locktender at work

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Map of Oakes Reach

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Mont Clare along canal

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Mule walk on the covered bridge over the Schuylkill River

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Port Providence

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Swimming in the canal

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Towing a barge

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Towpath and barge

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Workers on Black Rock Dam

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Barges at canal, early 1900s

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Black Rock Dam about 1900

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Black Rock Dam about 1910

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Boat Houses along Canal in Mont Clare, early 20th C.

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Canal workers

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Black Rock view toward Indian Point, c. 1906

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Schuylkill Canal, c. 1910

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Port Providence

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Mont Clare, 19th Century

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Empty Barges at Lock # 60

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Dam & Entrance to Phoenixville Canal

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Canal Permit, 1909

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Canal fee document, 1852

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1896 barge schematic

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Cong shell signal

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Clock from Locktenders House

 

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