Union Canal (Pa.)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
This manuscript describes observations and comparisons of various waterways engineering structures in eastern United States and the Rhineland of Germany. Detailed notations are made about the structures on the Schuylkill Navigation system above Reading, PA and the Louisville – Portland Canal system.
This collection contains documents reflecting a time frame from mid 18th century to mid 19th century. The Wetherill family was a Philadelphia Quaker family prominent in manufacture and civic leadership. The documents specifically indicate a family interest in the Philadelphia Water Works, the Schuylkill Navigation Company and promoting the establishment of the Schuylkill Canal.