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Lehigh Canal

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Location type: Canal
Location address: United States, Northampton
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Stephenwanjau | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Lehigh Canal was constructed by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company to carry anthracite from the upper Lehigh Valley to the urban markets of the northeast, especially Philadelphia. With the discovery of large deposits of anthracite coal, the Lehigh Coal Mine Company was formed to transport the coal down the Lehigh River to the Delaware River and on to the growing consumer markets in Philadelphia via a connection with the Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) in Easton.

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