On April 29th, from 9:00 to 4:00, this bus tour will stop at nine historic sites relating to the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company’s gravity railroad between Carbondale and Honesdale, PA and its canal between Honesdale and Lackawaxen, PA . The cost is $45.00 per person, including admissions and a sit down lunch at Cora’s 1850 Bistro in Hawley, PA.
The twenty-nine passenger bus will leave Wayne County Visitor’s Center’s lower parking lot, Commercial Street, Honesdale at 9 AM and drive to Carbondale’s gravity plane one’s monument where Dr. Robert Powell will give a talk about the side and be the step on guide back to Honesdale. Along the way, stops will be made at Waymart Area Historical Society’s Gravity Depot with its open-air gravity car, and a gravity railroad’s engine house foundation and intact portions of light and heavy tracks. Wayne County Historical Society’s Retired Executive Director Sally Talaga will then become the guide from Honesdale with stops at the White Mills Lock Tender House, D & H Canal Park at Lock 31, Lock House 22 and its locks, and the Roebling Aqueduct/Bridge in Lackawaxen, PA. Other related sites will be pointed out along the way and maps provided before returning to Honesdale at 3:45 PM and an optional tour of Wayne County Historical Society’s main museum, including its D & H Canal exhibit.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 570 253-3240 Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM with a credit card or mailing your check and lunch selection (turkey and brie sandwich, roast beef and cheddar melt or garden salad with chicken and mushroom) to WCHS, PO Box 446, Honesdale, PA 18431. Be sure to include your phone number. Payment must be received by Sunday, April 15th.
Future trips along the remaining 108-mile canal to Kingston, New York on the Hudson River, will be offered to complete the scenic tour of the D & H Canal Company’s operations from 1828 to 1898.