Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna

The many tales surrounding Conowingo Dam's unique history take center stage in this one-hour documentary. From…

The Lower Susquehanna before the dams

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

On this Day in History: Columbia’s first bridge across the Susquehanna destroyed

On this day in 1832, the first bridge to span the Susquehanna River between Columbia and…

Ice on the Susquehanna

Ice on the Susquehanna is a femme fatale—mysteriously beautiful and potentially dangerous. More than once, this…

1852: Winter so cold the railroad ran tracks across a frozen Susquehanna

The winter of 1852 froze the Susquehanna at Havre De Grace solid. This presented a problem…

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…

1907 McCalls Ferry Dam Postcards

I recently acquired three 1907 McCalls Ferry Dam (now called Holtwood) postcards. Being a firm believer…

Lock 12 Historic Area

I recently came into possession of an out-of-print booklet published by Holtwood LLC detailing the Lock…

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…

Susquehanna pastimes at the River View Hotel in Pequea

It's hard to imagine today, but the now sleepy village of Pequea once entertained tourists from…

Ice Found on the Susquehanna…in August!

Imagine finding a giant chunk of ice nearly five feet in length in the Susquehanna. Not…

Visiting Safe Harbor’s petroglyphs during a low water event

Last week, I had a once-a-year opportunity to venture out to see the petroglyphs at Safe…

Side Quest: Marietta’s Mystery Monument – ‘Speak, friend, and enter.’

It doesn't get any better than this: enigmatic petroglyphs with possible secret society connections hidden on…

In the News: Episodes 2 of ‘On the Edge with Lauren’ now available on YouTube

Episode 2 of 'On the Edge with Lauren' is now available on YouTube.. In it, I…

Where did Lake Aldred get its name?

Located on the Susquehanna between Safe Harbor and Holtwood lies the 2,400-acre body of water known…

1978 Map of Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna River

If you love old maps like me, then you will enjoy this one from 1978 showing…

Welcome to Camp Pequea! Lancaster County’s first Boy Scout camp

Camping has always been high adventure. But Lancaster County's first Boy Scouts at Camp Pequea took…

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…

Side Quest: Conestoga Trail cool off

If the summer heat has you down and you need to cool off, look no further…