This is Mildred, the once used Houseboat on the old Schuylkill Canal.  People that traveled the Canal sometimes lived in Houseboats such as this one.  Of course, it probably did not look quite this good back then.  It has been repaired and painted to look like it did so many years ago.

In the inside there is not much room.  Just enough for a bedroom, kitchen, and a very small living space.  Mildred sit’s overlooking what is left of the Canal she once traveled.  In the distance behind Mildred, spans the Red Covered Bridge.

Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.


  1. This ole’ Houseboat is the only one of it’s kind that has been saved for the public to see. The rest of them have faded into History. At one time, there were 2 other Canal Barges, but they have been left to rot away. I knew where they were, but now are gone. Why they were never saved, I have no clue. Thanks for your comment. ~ Les

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