Harper's Homestead & Harper's Tavern
The Union Canal
The Union Canal is another historical structure whose remnants are much in evidence along the course of the Swatara. The possibility of joining the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Rivers by a waterway was conceived by William Penn and mentioned in his “Proposals for a Second Settlement.”
In September 1791, the legislature approved an act establishing the “Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navigation Company” and, in 1792, formed the Delaware and Schuylkill Navigation Company, designed to connect the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers with the Susquehanna.