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Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal

Thursday, April 11 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Rock Ford Plantation - 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

This event is ADA accessible.

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Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford will welcome guest speakers Donald Kautz and Benton G. Webber as they present “Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal.” Their presentation will be an overview of this slackwater canal system that existed on the Conestoga River from Lancaster to the Susquehanna River during the early 19th Century. This presentation will include a brief history of the Conestoga Navigation Company and photographs of the remnants of the locks as they appear today. Reigart’s Landing, a central component of the Conestoga Navigation System, was located at the site of the present-day location of the Chesapeake Street bridge entrance to Lancaster County Central Park – only a short distance from Rock Ford. This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn.