Newark Waterways, Wharfs & Bridges

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North of Bloomfield Avenue Bridge1362 views
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Inclined Plane - Plane Street1362 viewsLooking West
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Inclined Plane - Plane Street1316 viewsLooking West
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Orange Street1316 views
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Orange Street1303 views
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Inclined Plane1236 viewsFrom "National Newark & Essex Banking Company"
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Inclined Plane ~18551198 views
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Warren Street Lock1191 views
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Lock at Warren Street1182 viewsPostcard
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Oxford Street Area1132 viewsThis is a photo (year unknown) of the Morris Canal and the Passaic River. Most likely taken at the end of Oxford Street. The Jackson Street Bridge is in the background. The pedestrian walkway on the left side over the canal was slightly west of Mott Street. The building in the center was Christman & Koops - Flagpoles, Spars & Derricks. Note the two mules that are pulling a barge (out of sight).
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Midwinter Scene ~1852944 viewsFrom "Historic Newark" Published 1916 for the Fidelity Trust Company
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At Jackson Street Bridge887 viewsThis is a view from the Jackson Street Bridge looking west. The Newark Express Company on the left is the foot of Madison Street. The Gas Tank behind the smokestack is at the corner of Market, Congress & Prospect Street. If you look closely at the background through the fog/smog you can see the skyline for that year. The right side of the photo is Harrison. The bridge you see is the railroad bridge. The photo was taken before 1912.

From "Newark - The City of Industry" Published 1912
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At Forrest Hill844 views
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Passaic Lighthouse801 viewsBuilt in 1849. Rebuilt in 1859. William Bonnell was appointed keeper on June 8, 1870 with his wife, Anna serving as Assistant Keeper. When Dennis MacCashin was took over as Keeper, his wife Eliza also served as the Assistant Keeper. When Dennis died in 1903, Eliza took over as Keeper, a post she remained at until the lighthouse was abandoned in 1914. The lighthouse was believed to have been torn down in the 1930's. It stood in Newark Bay at 40° 41' 44" latitude by 74° 07' 40" longitude.
Photo from Rich Olohan
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1906 Postcard700 viewsPhoto from Jule Spohn
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690 viewsPhoto from Rich Olohan
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At Forrest Hill689 views
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684 viewsPostcard
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1874 Map649 views
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In Branch Brook Park630 views
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Inclined Plane 1855565 viewsClick on image to enlarge
Photo from “Ballou’s Pictorial” April 14, 1855
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1874 Map543 views
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The Inclined Plane between Plane Street and Summit Street, Crossing High Street498 views
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1874 Map483 views
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1880414 viewsSouth of Clay Street Bridge

Photo from “Gateway of Progress” The Howard Savings Inst.
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406 viewsPhoto from “Narratives of Newark” by David L Pierson
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400 viewsPhoto from “Woodside” by C G Hine
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Combined image of the Inclined Plane and an 1868 Map387 views
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378 viewsPostcard
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The Inclined Plane between Plane Street and Summit Street, Crossing High Street365 viewsPostcard
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Bed of the Morris Canal as a Trolley Car Route361 viewsMarch 17, 1912
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Pleasure Launch on the Passaic River355 viewsFrom: Newark Illustrated 1891
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Drawing below the Penn RR Bridge 1887345 viewsImage from "Quarter-century's Progress of New Jersey's Leading Manufacturing Center"
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Waterfall342 viewsPhoto from “Woodside” by C G Hine
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Morris Canal at Lock Street336 viewsFrom: Newark Illustrated 1891
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Boy's swimming in the Morris Canal335 viewsPostcard
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Newark Gas Light Company on the Passaic River332 viewsFrom: Newark Illustrated 1891
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Canoeing on the Canal, From Newark to Lake Hopatcong324 viewsJune 26, 1910
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Reservoir Area 2014317 views
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Newark Fishing Banks by Canal Side309 views1908
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306 viewsPostcard
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By Colden Street299 viewsMorris Canal bed being readied for the Newark City Subway & Raymond Blvd.
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Top of the Inclined Plane Looking East299 viewsFrom “Library of Congress”
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At the foot of Madison Street.297 viewsFrom: "Newark, the City of Industry" Published by the Newark Board of Trade 1912
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~1910294 viewsPhoto from "Official Guide and Manual of the 250th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Newark New Jersey"
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Along the Passaic River294 viewsPostcard
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From River Street West to Broad Street293 views1850's Engraving
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1875290 viewsThis is the Erie RR Bridge spanning the Passaic River looking north just south of where the Clay Street Bridge stands today.
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Lock Street by New Street290 viewsFrom: "Newark, the City of Industry" Published by the Newark Board of Trade 1912
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Make Canal Parkway290 viewsJanuary 28, 1912
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289 viewsAlfred Hitchcock's 1943 movie "Shadow Of A Doubt"
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West of the Inclined Plane287 viewsFrom “Library of Congress”
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Canal Abandonment286 viewsFebruary 4, 1912
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Unknown Location285 viewsFrom “Library of Congress”
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Broad Street284 viewsPhoto from the New Jersey State Archives
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East of Plane Street283 views
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From Front Street looking West282 views1860's
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Lock #17 East280 views
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A Southern View From The Railroad Bridge280 views2016
Photo by Dan Silva
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Canal Investigators Have Hearing This Week280 viewsOctober 27, 1912
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274 viewsPostcard
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1881 Map272 views
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Unknown Location271 viewsFrom “Library of Congress”
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268 viewsThe Morris Canal passing by the Ripley & Sons Lumber Company at Market Street & S. Canal Street (Raymond Blvd). Approximately where the Horizon BC/BS Building now stands.
William F. Cone photo
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Inclined Plane267 views1868 Map
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By Branch Brook Park264 viewsImage from LOC
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Silver Lake Area263 views
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Along 95-103 South Canal Street263 viewsPhoto from Gonzalo Alberto
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Between Bridge & Orange Streets263 views
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North of Bloomfield Avenue Bridge262 viewsLarger Format
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View North from Erie Railroad Bridge262 views1907
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Newark Fishing Banks by Canal Side262 views1908
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North & South Canal Streets260 views
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Newark Yacht Club - 1910257 viewsPostcard
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Silver Lake Area252 views
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Boys swimming in the Morris Canal247 viewsPostcard
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Lock 19E246 viewsEast of Blanchard Street
Photo from Michael J. Dobrzelecki
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Morris Canal looking North from Oxford Street246 views
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1847 Map244 viewsThe canal comes in in the upper right and exits in the lower left.
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In Branch Brook Park241 views
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Ironbound Section239 views
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1878239 views
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Lock 20237 viewsPhoto from Michael J. Dobrzelecki
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Tugboats of the Passaic River237 viewsPhoto from Gonzalo Alberto
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