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PHILADELPHIA’S CANAL COMMISSION.

Issue 7 and Volume 1895 18.

PHILADELPHIA’S CANAL COMMISSION. AROUTE between tbe Delaware River and the Atlantic is what the people of Philadelphia are aiming at. Their canal commission, created last year, has issued its first report of the necessary examinations and surveys made by the engineers as to the feasibility of the project and the cost of construction of such a ship canal. Only two routes have been considered worthy of an instrumental examination, both of which embraced the use of the Delaware river to Bordentown, N. J., and thence across New Jersey to Raritan bay and the ocean at Sandy Hook. Each line would leave the river at Crosswick creek, near Bordentown,and ascend by locks to the plateau. One would be connected with the Delaware and Raritan canal a few miles east of Trenton, and following that canal to near Kingston, thence easterly by way of Monmouth Junction to Lawrence brook and the Raritan…

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