Feeder Channel Constructed in Mountains of Northern New Jersey

on September 18, 2005

In the mountains of northern New Jersey, a feeder channel was constructed in 1831 from Lake Hopatcong to supply water to the Morris Canal, a towpath waterway that initially extended from Newark to Phillipsburg (pop. 15,166) and later to Jersey City. The canal used 23 inclined planes and 34 locks to overcome the difference in elevation along the canal route.

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