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Proposed Abandonment of Morris Canal

Issue 26 and Volume 65.

Proposed Abandonment of Morris Canal Conferences to consider plans for the abandonment of the Morris Canal in the interest of an increased potable water supply are to be held by the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission with the officials of Jersey City, N. J. The canal has Greenwood Lake as one of its sources and is fed from the territory required in the development of the Wanaque project, which the water supply commission now has in hand. Action bringing about the abandonment of the waterway would probably have the effect of ending the litigation in Chancery Court started by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Morris Canal & Banking Company, and would give the water commission clear sailing in continuing its work. In 1923 the state will have the right to acquire the canal, but at this time it is not at all certain that this action will be…

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