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Morris Canal, Inclined Plane 9 West, Port Warren, Warren County, NJ



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HB822187
Looking Toward Plane 9 West

HB822188
Looking Up Toward Summit Of Plane 9 West.


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Item Title


Location
Inclined Plane 9 West, Port Warren vicinity, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-29-D
Building/structure dates: 1831 initial construction
Significance: Inclined Plane 9 West was the largest of the Morris Canal's 23 inclined planes and was one of only 3 double tracked planes in the canal system. Over 80% of the canal's lift was provided for through the use of inclined planes, making them an indispensable part of the canal system. The owner of plane 9 West, James Lee, has excavated the wheel pit to expose the scotch turbine that powered Plane 9.

Subjects
Inclined Planes
Transportation Engineering


Related Names
Morris Canal & Banking Company
Lee, James


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING TOWARD PLANE 9 WEST. BASIN HAS BEEN DRAINED AND SLOPE OF PLANE 9 IS VISIBLE BETWEEN ROW OF TREES IN BACKGROUND. STONEWORK ON LEFT IS ABUTMENT TO BRIDGE THAT CROSSED OVER THE CANAL.
2. LOOKING UP TOWARD SUMMIT OF PLANE 9 WEST.


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