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Pennsylvania Canal

Type: 

City

A State-owned canal system, built 1826-34, to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lake Erie. The first lock on the canal to be dedicated March 13, 1827, was "Penn Lock," 150 yards east. It was replaced in 1859 by Locks No. 10 and 11.

Dedication Date: 

08/10/1953

Location

At Forum Building, Walnut St. at 5th St., Harrisburg,

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.88