Monday, April 5, 2010
The Upper Grand Near Penn Haven Junction - Lehigh Gorge State Park
After Josiah White and Erskine Hazard built the canal from Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) to Easton, they worked to provide coal transport from White Haven on down to the harbor of Mauch Chunk. This was done by way of damming the Lehigh River, then creating gargantuan
locks that dwarfed the height of the Lower Lehigh Canal.
These foundations can be seen just north of Penn Haven Junction on the Lehigh Gorge. I have often looked at this set of stonework and have no information about them. What I deduce is perhaps this was the foundation of a large ice house or cold storage or perhaps it was a residence. I found old solid copper wire that could have been telegraphic wire or clothes hanging wire to the rear.