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Glendon Dam

40 39' 59 N
75 14' 71 W

Glendon Dam, or Dam 8, is known as the “Chain Dam” because originally a chain operated ferry was used to transport canal boats between the north and south banks of the river. Later, a mule bridge and causeway replaced this system. The original stone and wood crib dam was washed away and was replaced by the concrete dam that exists today. The dam height is 16 feet.

Today, the lock next to Glendon Dam is the beginning of the canal boat ride. It was formerly used as a coal washing area and a dock for boats. The lock tenders house is still occupied and open for tours during specified hours.

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