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Sunday, July 30, 2006
ECG Way Finding Signage Posted on D&R Path in New Jersey (

After nearly 3 years of communications with 4 different government agencies, the New Jersey Committee of the ECG has placed ECG signs along the 34-mile segment of the historic Delaware & Raritan Canal path that runs from South Bound Brook to Trenton. This path also has the distinction of being the first ECG segment to be officially designated part of the ECG. Mike Kruimer, ECGA NJ State Committee Chair and Dick and Els Ginman spent a day signing the path to let travelers know they are on the ECG. There are also plans to install a kiosk at the site of one of the old canal locks in Kingston- this is significant to both the ECG and Mike Kruimer's wife, Anne, whose great-grandfather, John Henry Lackey, was one of the last Locktenders when the canal was still operational.

The D&R canal was one of America's busiest navigation channels in its heyday until it closed permanently in 1933. The D&R canal and a strip of land on each side were made a state park in 1973, and were designated a National Recreation Trail in 1992. ECG designation came along in 1996 - this trail is a great example of some of the rich history along the ECG! Learn more about the D&R path. 1 Comments


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