D & H CANAL
Historic Transportation Canals
- 3799 Route 97, Barryville, NY
- 41.48413889, -74.94027778
The Delaware and Hudson Canal stimulated growth in communities along its route and in New York City. Philip Hone, the company’s first president, served as New York City mayor during canal construction, while aqueduct engineer John Roebling would later design the Brooklyn Bridge. The canal was built to transport coal from Pennsylvania mines to markets on the Hudson River and was one of the few privately-owned canals of the era. Little remains of the canal today as much of the canal bed was filled in to create Route 97.