Canal Boat Presentation

Mr. Wenrich with his Canal Boat

At Wednesday’s General Membership Meeting on April 13 Mr. Glen Wenrich, a member of the American Canal Society, president of the Pennsylvania Canal Society, and resident of Muhlenberg Township gave a presentation on the canal system of the United States going back to the 1800’s.  He gave us a perspective of how canals were the primary transportation system at that time and brought a wooden model of one of the famous boats.  He also gave a slide presentation on the history of the canals in Pennsylvania.  It was an enjoyable experience, going back in time to the days of mule drawn canal boats.