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Manuscript Group 122
SUSQUEHANNA CANAL COMPANY RECORDS
1835-1897
3 cu. ft.


Authorization for the construction of a canal along the Susquehanna River from Columbia, Pennsylvania, to the Maryland-Pennsylvania line was provided by act of Pennsylvania legislature, April 15, 1835. Maryland had already chartered a canal, under the incorporated name of the Tidewater Canal Company, to run from the Pennsylvania line to Havre de Grace, Maryland. The two canals were united under the name of the Susquehanna Canal Company or, more commonly, the Susquehanna-Tidewater Canal Company.




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