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Canal Stone history


Yesterday, I went to go talk to Michael McWilliams about the Fort Augusta model at the Northumberland County Historical Society headquarters, but I was also able to see a stone that offers a unique view of history: a canal stone from the Hummel’s Wharf lock, carved in 1829.

It was donated to the Historical Society in the 1930s and placed in a flower bed, but the stone began to sink because of its weight, and it was buried about halfway up.

Now, the Historical Society has raised the stone and it is able to be fully enjoyed.

It has the engineers on the lock and it is dated.

Pretty cool stuff.

Stop by and see the stone and the Fort Augusta model when you’re in Sunbury!