Morris Canal, Delaware River Portal, Phillipsburg, Warren County, NJ
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Delaware River Portal, Phillipsburg vicinity, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NJ-29-A
Building/structure dates: 1831 initial construction
Significance: The Delaware River Portal is the western terminus of the Morris Canal. The canal is one of the few amphibious waterways in America. The river portal was the starting point for coal laden barges that made their way eastward opening up much of northern New Jersey for expansion industrialization. Since the eastern end of the canal has long been gone, the Delaware River portal is the only terminus of the canal still salvageable.
Morris Canal & Banking Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. Entrance to canal from Delaware River.
2. Exterior of West Portal from Delaware River.
3. West Portal from east.
4. West Portal from canal to Delaware River.
5. Detail of portcollis Cavity.
6. Detail of stone work of west portal.
7. CANAL WALL AT THE DELAWARE RIVER PORTAL. STONE ARCH MARKING ENTRANCE TO THE DELAWARE RIVER IS VISIBLE AT EXTREME LEFT.
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