Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2020

Learn more about the Delaware and Raritan Canal on Jan. 19 in Lambertville

The Lambertville Historical Society will present “Bridges, Locks, and Aqueducts: The History and Workings of the Delaware and Raritan Canal” on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m.

After a brief business meeting of the Lambertville Historical Society, author and historian Linda J. Barth will discuss the people, machinery and engineering that made the Delaware and Raritan Canal work.

This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported people and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J.P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised the waterway.

A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Barth has written two books on the D&R Canal, three children’s picture books, and also contributed to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey. A retired teacher, she is the executive director of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey and president of the D&R Canal Watch.

This program is free and open to the public, and takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pittore Justice Center, 25 S. Union St., in Lambertville.

More info is available online or by calling (609) 397-0770.

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