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Some history of the Manayunk Canal: The Manayunk Canal is a 1.5 mile section of Schuylkill Navigation Canal in vibrant canal-front community of Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The Gravel towpath is now part of Schuylkill River Trail. The original Canal was completed in 1818. There are good views of Locks #68, #69 and #70 as well as of ruins of sluice house, Locktender's house and Flat Rock Dam. The 108 mile long Schuylkill Navigation, from Port Carbon to Philadelphia, was completed in 1825, with 72 locks, 62 miles of canals, and 46 miles of slack water. It operated until 1931. This section of the canal is Maintained by Fairmount Park Commission in cooperation with Manayunk Development Corporation.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
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