Delaware and Raritan Canal

Delaware and Raritan Canal dĕl´əwâr, –wər râr´ĭtən [key], abandoned canal, 45 mi (72 km) long, between Bordentown and New Brunswick, N.J., connecting the Delaware and the Raritan rivers opened in 1834. Once an important inland waterway, it was superseded by the railroads in the latter half of the 19th cent.

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