The D&H Canal of Rosendale
This is a picture of the D&H canal in Rosendale in the 1800's. The D&H canal went through Rosendale. The canal carried barges. The barges that were smaller carried up to approximately 50 tons of coal. The bigger barges however could hold up to 150 tons of coal.
In Rosendale, the barges also picked up large amounts of Rosendale Cement that was then sent to New York City. There were mules that would pull the barges from the side of the canal on the towpath.