Category Archives: Safe Harbor

Susquehanna ice piled 40 feet high in 1911

Last week Jim McClure included a link to photos on his blog post of a few years ago of Susquehanna River ice pushing over the banks in January 1959. They were originally shared by Jim Buckner, and taken by his … Continue reading

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Benjamin Latrobe’s map of the lower Susquehanna River shows wild York and Lancaster county shores

Latrobe thought the Turkey Hill rapids or falls “most formidible.” Benjamin Henry Latrobe has been called one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying and mapping the Susquehanna River in 1801from Columbia, Pa. to Havre de Grace, … Continue reading

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Early Port on the Susquehanna River

1864 Bridgen’s map of Conestoga Township showing dam. 1860 Shearer & Lake map of Chanceford Township. A friend recently alerted me to an article about the port of Safe Harbor on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. The article … Continue reading

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