Canal Boat on the Delaware River

A Canal boat on the Delaware River. Photo courtesy of Minisink Valley Historical Society.

In Reminiscences, Johnston commented that the boatmen were often forced to run the boat as a family business due to the D&H Canal Company policies. Out of necessity to make a living, the boatman’s wife and children would work over 12 hours a day alongside him on his canal boat.
Echo Hill and Mountain Grove, p. 6.

This entry was posted in Book excerpts, Echo Hill and Mountain Grove, Old Photos. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *