Tag Archives: Delaware River

James Magill – 3

Interviewee:  James Magill Date of birth/age at interview:  July 4, 1912/84 Interviewers:  Albright Zimmerman, Lance Metz Interview date:  October 24, 1996 Location:  Magill home in New Hope, PA Interview length:  approximately 40 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1980 Summary: … Continue reading



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George Carlson

Interviewee:  George Carlson Date of birth:  December 14, 1921 Interviewer: Albert Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date:  1996 Interview location: Carlson home, Warminster, PA Interview length:  approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1935   Summary:  George gave a … Continue reading



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Tugboat Captain (name unknown)

Interviewee:  Tugboat Captain, name unknown Date of birth/age at interview:  circa 1895/73 Interviewer:  Lance E. Metz Interview date:  circa 1969 Interview location:  unknown, but probably at the National Canal Museum Interview length:  29 minutes Time span discussed:   1915 to 1925 … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 2

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birthage at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  May 1993 Interview location:  Rilara home Interview length:  36 minutes Time span discussed:  1910 to 1920’s … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 1

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  April 28, 1993 Interview location:  Allentown, probably Rilara home Interview length:  1 hour, 2 minutes Time … Continue reading



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Grant Emery – 1

Interviewee:  Grant Emery Date of birth:  circa 1890 Interviewer: Randall Murray of the Allentown Morning Call Interview date:  unknown, estimated 1970 Interview location:  Easton, near the Lehigh dam (probably at the National Canal Museum) Interview length:   59 minutes Time span … Continue reading



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National Canal Museum Video History – 2, Canals and Artists

Videographer: William W. Chambers Video date: 1932 Video location: Delaware Canal from Pt. Pleasant to Washington Crossing Video length: 25 minutes Time span: 1932 Summary: This silent video by Chambers of the Delaware canal and river also features important historical clips of artists William … Continue reading



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National Canal Museum Video History – 1, Delaware Canal

Videographer: William W. Chambers Video date: 1930 Video location: Delaware Canal from Smithton to Point Pleasant and Lumberville Video length: 20 minutes Time span: 1930 Summary: This video by Chambers shows the canal boats and mules at work, as well as several locks … Continue reading



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Walter Purcell

Name of interviewee:  Walter Purcell Date of birth/age at interview:  September 3, 1902/83 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  July 24, 1985 Interview location:  National Canal Museum Interview length:  40 minutes Time span discussed:  1902 to 1915 Summary:  Walter Purcell memories … Continue reading



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Russell Greenzweig

Name of interviewee:  Russell Greenzweig Date of birth/age at interview:  1902/68 Interviewer:  C. P. “Bill” Yoder, founder of the Pennsylvania Canal Association Interview date:  August 15, 1970 Interview location:  Greenzweig home, Walnut Park, PA Interview length:  29 minutes Time span … Continue reading



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