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Susquehanna River at Stoney Point

Description

Watercolor on paper drawing of "Susquehanna River at Stoney Point", ca. 1801, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. In 1801, Latrobe was appointed by the Pennsylvania governor to work with the Susquehanna Canal Company of Maryland to make improvements to the Lower Susquehanna River. He surveyed the river with a small crew from October-November of that year and presented his work to the governor in March 1802. This view, one of several in a series, is taken from Stoney Point looking at the small rapids, large rocks, and ridge line beyond.

Date

circa 1801

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Resource ID

4750

Notes

Sketchbook 8

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.