This site is the former home of the late James S. Lee, Sr. (pictured left), Morris Canal author and historian. Plan 9 West is located on Rt. 519 1/2 mile south of Route 57 intersection east of Phillipsburg. The address for obtaining directions is 477 County Route 519, Stewartsville NJ 08886. Some facts about Plane…
This stretch of the canal left the industrial areas of Phillipsburg behind for the pastoral farm fields of the upper Lopatcong Creek valley.
Before planes were powered by a scotch-reaction turbine, a water wheel was used to raise and lower boats.
Although greatly modified from its original appearance the plane tender’s house at the top of Plane 10 West still exists today.
Plane 10 West’s turbine chamber is filled by a natural spring and may contain remains of the original turbine. See pictures of this Morris Canal site by scrolling through the photo Gallery. Click left and right on the image to move to the next. From the Delaware River the Morris Canal climbs uphill, one level…
The bottom of Plane 10 West is still visible across Lopatcong Creek from an early stone springhouse.
A great variety and number of historic features and sites are located along Lock Street.
The prism is the watered channel of the canal that carried boats between the canal’s locks and inclined planes.
This stone bridge abutment elevated Morris Canal Bridge #6 over the canal so that boats could pass underneath.
The ruins of a waste weir are located between Stryker’s Road and the bottom of Plane 9 West that helped regulate the level of water in the canal.