October 1: Safe Harbor dam celebrates 91 years with ‘Fish & Fun’ event

Join me on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Safe Harbor Dam for a morning of fun…

Armchair Explorer: LiDAR Scans of Little and Big Indian Rock

Last week, I voyaged out to the millennium-old petroglyphs of Little Indian Rock and Big Indian…

The Lower Susquehanna before the dams

I have often wondered what the Lower Susquehanna looked like before the dams at Holtwood (1905)…

Poetry: “The Flood”

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

Map: Conestoga Navigation Company

From 1829 through approximately 1857, the Conestoga Navigation Company operated a slackwater canal between Lancaster and…

Enjoy this Safe Harbor Visitor’s Guide and Map from 1989

During a recent tour of Safe Harbor Dam, I picked up a copy of the company's…

Armchair Explorer: Inside the Bowels of Safe Harbor Dam

I got an early Christmas present this year when a friend gave me what felt like…

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

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Undercover of darkness, they searched for $4 million…

Safe Harbor Mini-Adventure (2021)

Celebrate Safe Harbor's 90th anniversary by exploring nearby locations as you learn the area's rich history…

In the News: ‘Mysterious Rock Art Island Of The Susquehanna River’ with TopoRanger

In August, YouTuber Topo Ranger and I journeyed out to see the petroglyphs of the Susquehanna…

October 2: Safe Harbor celebrates 90 years of electric generation with Fish & Fun event

Join me on October 2 at Safe Harbor Dam for a morning of family fun that…

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…