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Manayunk Canal. 1.5 mile section of Schuylkill Navigation Canal in vibrant canal-front community of Manayunk in Philadelphia. Gravel towpath is now part of Schuylkill River Trail. Canal completed in 1818. 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. Maintained by Fairmount Park Commission in cooperation with Manayunk Development Corporation. (215-482-9565, ext. 204).
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