LiDAR imagery of Safe Harbor reveals razed ghost town

Prepare to have your mind blown because I recently gained access to LiDAR imagery of Lancaster…

Curious carvings on Conestoga Boulevard

Mystery abounds in Lancaster County, especially the closer you get to the Susquehanna. A short distance…

Slackwater Navigation Adventure

Grab your fedora and pack your paddle intrepid explorers because the Conestoga River Club and Uncharted…

Episodes 4 of ‘On the Edge with Lauren’ now available on YouTube

Episode 4 of 'On the Edge with Lauren' is now available on YouTube. This week's show…

History of Conestoga Township as recorded in the ‘1875 Historical Atlas of Lancaster County’

In 1875, Conestoga was considered one of the wealthiest and best townships in the County. Find…

Architectural Tour: The Historic Village at Safe Harbor

The hydroelectric plant across the Susquehanna was not the only construction project taking place at Safe…

A Brief History of ‘Black Diamond’ Dredging on the Susquehanna

Believe it or not, between the early 1900s and 1972, there were numerous coal dredging operations…

A Brief History of Conestoga Township

Conestoga Township was named for the Conestoga River, which in turn was named for a tribe…

Architectural Tour: Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Plant

The area we now call Safe Harbor was important to the Indians and traders of the…

Side Quest: Conestoga Navigation Company’s Lock #6 in Safe Harbor

Hidden in Conestoga River Park along River Road in Safe Harbor is Lock 6 of the…

Side Quest: Kayaking the Conestoga from Rock Hill to Safe Harbor

If you are looking for some ruins to explore or are a novice kayaker in search…

Remembering Safe Harbor’s Private William Campbell Civil War veteran

On this Memorial Day weekend, it seems fitting to remember Private William Campbell—a Civil War Veteran…

Port of Lancaster and the Curious Etymology of Safe Harbor’s Name

Where does the name Safe Harbor originate? Believe it or not, but it comes from the…

Poetry: “Safe Harbor Village the perfect subject for a miniature-artist”

Here's a free verse poem that Joseph Estlack was inspired to write after his recent visit…

The Lower Susquehanna that was! Enjoy this 1951 Safe Harbor / Holtwood visitor’s guide and map

Enjoy this 1951 Visitor's Guide to Safe Harbor & Holtwood plus an annotated map marking areas…

Side Quest: Safe Harbor Village Walking Tour

Explore the historic Safe Harbor Village with this 1.25 mile self-guided walking tour.

Haunted treasure lies hidden in Safe Harbor; chaotic spoils of the French & Indian War

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Under the cover of darkness, they searched for…

The Great Ice Flood of 1904 that erased Lancaster County towns from the map

In 1904 an ice flood destroyed towns along the Susquehanna. Flooding far exceeded what occurred in…

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire but died from ice. Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor.

There are three Safe Harbors: the Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Dam, the 1930s Village at Safe Harbor, and…

Safe Harbor Adventure

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire…