"The Schuylkill Navigation....." a slide-show presentation by Larry Whyte

  • 16 Oct 2009
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Boone Area Library

Please join The Friends of The Girard Canal for a free slide show presentation by Larry Whyte, “The Schuylkill Navigation: A Journey on the Historic Nineteenth Century Waterway” to be held on October 16, 2009, 7PM at The Boone Area Library, 129 North Mill Street, Birdsboro, 19508. 610-582-5666.


The Friends of The Girard Canal is a group of individuals who are interested in preserving, conserving and protecting the remains of the Schuylkill Navigations Girard Canal in Berks County.  Built in 1824, The Girard Canal was a 22 mile stretch of waterway, locks, dams and slackwater pools which ran from Big Reading Dam to Parkerford, Chester County. It was used to carry coal and other materials from Port Carbon to Philadelphia.


For more information please contact: friendsofgirardcanal@gmail.com


Supported in part by The Schuylkill Canal Association, The Amity Heritage Society and The Robeson Township Historical Society.

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