In 1830, the State of New Jersey chartered the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company to build and operate a canal to connect the Raritan and Delaware Rivers. The canal extended from Bordentown on the Delaware River to New Brunswick on the Raritan River. A feeder canal was built north of Lamberville to supply water to the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The feeder canal, pictured here, flows all the way to Trenton where it joins up with the Delaware and Raritan Canal.
In 1852, the feeder canal was widened and deepened and locks were built. It was used to transport Pennsylvania coal to New York City to fuel the industrial furnaces and heat the houses of the growing city. Coal barges traveling down Pennsylvania's Delaware Canal were locked into the Delaware River at New Hope. The barges crossed the river and were attached to a cable and locked into the canal south of the Lambertville Lock. The coal traveled down the canal to New Brunswick and on to New York City.
The coal barges are now gone but the towpath and warehouses still line the old feeder canal. The two buildings on the left are part of a complex called "The Porkyard". There you will find a wine bar, a fine restaurant, an art gallery, and shops!
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MOULIGVC (371) 2006-01-04 9:12
Nice view of the blue canal with houses and some bushes. Good composition and nice view.
carper (96) 2006-01-04 10:09
It's a nice one Linda,
a very nice depth view, good position, maybe a cropp on the left side was a possibility, but thats personal, very good job.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-01-04 11:30
Nice view covering architecture and place.
The brick walls are looking great. The reflection part on dark color water is also good. Good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-01-04 14:27
Happy New Year, Linda. I remember some of your older photos from Lambertville, and it's good that you have returned to this photogenic place with your new camera. A nice perspective shot with a good diagonal perspective - the real treat is the play of light and shadows, I particularly like how the barren tree silhouettes are registering on the red brickwork.
jrj (34843) 2006-01-05 6:46
Well made compo of the canal and buildings along the it. Very crisp colours and light, typical I guess for this time of the year. Good work combined again with the most informative notes.
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2006-01-05 7:48
Hello Linda! I hope you are fine! Thanks for this beautiful an dtranquil canal view with warm light falling in perfectly on the houses. Perhaps the left side can be cropped somewhat - the twigs coming in from the left near the top corner are a little disturbing. Well seen and thanks for sharing! Chris
Leksand (908) 2006-01-05 9:02
A beautiful and calm photo. Great composition and good lighting! Thank you Linda for sharing!
Lisas_world (1232) 2006-01-05 18:08
Nice capture of a familiar view down the canal. The color and clarity of the water & reflections are lovely, and the late-day lighting & winter surroundings give the scene a 'reflective' feel of time past.
john_c (24666) 2006-01-07 11:48
Well composed with great shadow effects and lines of sight for the eye to follow. The large brick building brings extra colour and balance to the shot and the POV is ideal. An interesting note. Canals played an important part in the early growth of eastern America and Canada, but were not a factor in the West. Well captured.
RGatward (20086) 2006-01-09 8:15
Nice industrial scene from this canal, which I remember you having posted before. I can't remember whether it's still in operation at all. Is there any kind of traffic on it.
Happy New Year.
Graal (103034) 2006-01-09 12:50
very nice colours and reflections. Interesting place and note. Well done.
- Copyright: Linda Richters (richtersl) (3546)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-23
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 18-55mm EFS, JPEG 200 ISO, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-04 9:10