Monday, May 16, 2011

We Brake for Canals

Cap and crew traveled to State College this weekend to attend Penn State graduation.  (We're now back on the boat, in Catskill, NY)

As you know, we never miss a canal!  So on our way to Central PA we visited the old Lehigh Canal in Easton, PA.

(We also visited the National Canal Museum!  Did you know that America has one?)

The Lehigh was completed in 1829--just a few years after the Erie--and mostly used to carry coal from mines in aptly name Carbon County, PA to Philadelphia.  Check out our photos of the Lehigh Canal (and of Cap making plans for his own personal backyard canal) on the SlowBoat Facebook page

By the way, you know we are eager to see canal boating go mainstream in America.  Here's evidence of progress: A whole series of romance novels that use the Lehigh Canal as their setting.  (Paris? Forget Paris.  Nothing says romance like a couple of mules and a barge.)

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