American Society of Civil Engineers

Shipping Uphill: The Morris Canal

by Jeff L. Brown, (Contributing Editor, Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 81, No. 12, December 2011, pp. 46-48

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Department - History Lesson
Abstract: The design and construction of New Jersey’s Morris Canal had to overcome three major obstacles: the lack of an immediately obvious water source, the rugged and mountainous terrain, and financing.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Historic sites
New Jersey

Image Credits:  The Morristown and Morris Township Library, North Jersey History and Genealogy Center (pg 46),  Greenslade Special Collections and Archives, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (pg 47, Top),  New Jersey State Archives, Department of State (pg 47, Bottom),  New Jersey State Archives, Department of State (pg 48)