Susquehanna River at Stoney Point
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.