Sunday, August 14, 2011
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Princeton, NJ
The stopping points for the canal were the towns of Bordentown situated along the Delaware River and New Brunswick located on the Raritan River.
To avoid competition between the canal and the railroad, the two companies merged and formed "The Joint Companies" in 1831.
In 1973, the canal and its buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following year over 60 miles of the canal were made into a state park.
Much of my information for the Delaware and Raritan Canal comes from their official website at the link below. I'm linking you to some historic pictures of the canal. It's a great site and I urge all of you to visit.
New Jersey State site for the D & R Canal: