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Upcoming events

Field Trips

Friday - Sunday, May 3 - 5

Susquehanna & Tidewater Canals - PCS Spring Field Trip

For our lower Susquehanna trip we’ll visit Susquehanna Locks 12 and 13, Lock 15, an older canal lock at Octoraro Creek, Conowingo Dam Visitor Center, the canal prism in Susquehanna State Park and Rock Run Grist Mill, Lock 8 at Lapidum with partial remains of an outlet lock, and the restored outlet lock at Havre de Grace and the Lock House Museum

Registration for Spring Field Trip 2019


Friday - Sunday, May 31 – June 2

Circleville to Chillicothe - CSO Spring Field Trip (contact Tom at 740-773-7776; )

CSO Trustee Tom Troester will be Ohio & Erie Canal tour host.  Sites include Worthington Mill, lock sites north of Cillicothe, sites of canal structures in central Chillicothe, and Emmitt Warehouse.  Headquarters will be the Riverview Conference Center in Chillicothe.


Friday - Sunday, October 18 - 20, 2019

Western Morris Canal - PCS Fall Field Trip

Save the date for our field trip tentatively covering Lock 1 East to Plane 8 West.





Special Programs

Saturday June 8th

3rd Annual ParkFest at Bread Lock Park (908-475-6539, email )

Located in Stewartsville, New Jersey 08886.  This free event from 11 AM to 5 PM will feature live music, an art show, historical displays and films, "Authors Alley" where you'll meet published authors, a classic car show, food, and more!  Located at a former lock on the old Morris Canal, so-called because the lock tender's wife baked fresh bread to sell to the families on the passing canal boats.

Sunday June 30th

Canal Day - Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park (; 610-917-0021)

Located at 400 Towpath Road, Mont Clare, PA near Phoenixville.   This day full of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes tours of the Locktender’s House, lock openings, food, music, kids' fishing derby, face painting, games & crafts.  Competitive activities such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run/Denny Porinni Memorial Run, the Canoe/Kayak 5-Mile Water Trail Race, and the and world-renowned International Canal Joust.  Food trucks and a Sly Fox Beer Garden will also be on site.  St. Michael Field and Pavilion at the end of Jacob Street will be used for parking and additional events. 



Sunday - Thursday May 19 - 23

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2019 - ASCE in Pittsburgh (

Among many presentations are three historical engineering presentations about canals.  PCS Board Member David L. Wright will be speaking on “Western Pennsylvania Historical Landmark Canals.” 


 Monday - Wednesday September 16 - 18

World Canals Conference 2019 - Yangzhou China (

The theme is The Role of Canals in City Betterment and Ecological Restoration.  Delegates will discuss how to maximize the roles of canals in improving modern human habitat from such perspectives as the restoration and maintenance of water ecology, the rational management of urban spaces as well as canal heritage and tourism development.  Inland waterways have an important role to play in building healthy, beautiful, habitable, and convenient cities.  Headquarters will be the ShangriLa Hotel, Yangzhou.



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