Susquehanna River near Stoney Point
Watercolor on paper drawing of "Susquehanna River near 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 half completed scene features a steep rocky cliff face that did not receive any watercolor. Down the center is the Susquehanna River with large rocks or boulders spread across. In the distance are higher ridges and hills.