Oct 11, 2011

Tour of Lock 12 gives glimpse of York County life in late 1800s

(YDR) As families picnicked and hikers navigated the trails at the Holtwood Environmental Preserve in Lower Chanceford Township, about 10 nature lovers spent their sunny Sunday afternoon learning about an unusual historical site.
The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area sponsored a nature walk in the Lock 12 historic area of the preserve as part of its new initiative to provide hands-on experiences for people interested in the history of the lower Susquehanna region, said Marie Cartwright, outreach coordinator.
Lock 12 was built in 1840 as part of the 28-part lift-lock system constructed along the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville to Havre de Grace, Md., according to Mark Arbogast, the walk's leader and a retired land manager for PPL, which owns the preserve's land. Continued