Means of shipment of goods to and from Napanoch
D&H Canal. Eastern NY Correctional Facility in the background.The stones to build the
Facility were brought to the site by way of the canal and by the Railroad.
Delaware and Hudson Canal 1828-1898
William and Maurice Wurtz two Philadelphia dry goods merchants, conceived
the canal in 1823. They hired Benjamin Wright, Chief Engineer of the Erie
Canal to survey and design the D&H Canal from Honesdale, Pa to Eddyville
on the Rondout Creek near Kingston, NY. It would be 4 feet deep, 32 feet
wide, contain 108 locks, 137 bridges, 26 basins, dams and reservoirs at a
estimated cost of 1.2 million dollars
Map of the Old D&H Canal
Eastern NY Reformatory. Now known as Eastern NY Correctional Facility.
The old Covered Bridge entrance to the Facility on the right spanning the
Rondout Creek This section of the Rondout was part of the D&H Canal.
1918 Colorized Post Card of the Napanoch Reformatory and the old
Napanoch Covered Bridge
Napanoch Reformatory in 1909
Left: Napanoch Rail Station. Located on The Eastern NY Correctional
Right: Sketch of the Rail Station by William Winters.
Napanoch Railroad Station. Early 1900s
Napanoch Train Station. circa 1902. Still standing and recently refurbished
by the State of NY. Located on the NY Correction Facility grounds at
Napanoch and open for public viewing.
The Old Napanoch Railroad Station. Painting by Bill Winters-SOLD
Another Painting of the Old Napanoch Railroad Station by Bill Winters
Open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from
10 AM to 2 PM, we will now also be open on the 1st Sunday of
each month from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Old Trains like this ran the tracks of Napanoch during the early 1900s.
Former Oswego Midland locomotive #50, "Weehawken," a Baldwin product of 1872, is seen
with a work train in Kingston on November 22, 1902. The car immediately behind the engine
appears to be a flanger, possibly being used to regulate the ballast between the newly-laid
rails which completed the branch.
Headed for Napanoch but snowed in at Summetville, NY. Rail Station
Painting by Bill Winters SOLD