Morris Canal - Basin

Jersey City

Morris Canal - Basin

Cleaned-Up/Rebuilt SitePark/Recreation AreaCanoe/Kayak SiteSailing/Row Boat Launch


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In 1836 the extension of the Morris Canal into Jersey City at Little Basin from Newark was completed, making it the eastern terminus of the canal. It linked Jersey City with the anthracite coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania for "black gold" on flat-bottomed boats to arrive at the city and promote industrial development.

Today, a mere stub of its former self, the Morris Canel is a yacht marina

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