Wholesale Oyster House: 1900

Wholesale Oyster House: 1900

Wholesale Oyster House built over the Morris Canal, Jersey City, New Jersey. Exact photo date not known, but believed to be the late 1800s, early 1900s period. Historic American Engineering Record photo. The Morris Canal is one of the few amphibious canals to operate in the United States. Stretching from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River to Jersey City on the Hudson River, the Morris Canal opened up the coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania to the industrial Northeastern United States. Vintage photos provided by LOC. Original Medium: photographic print.