Just outside the keen little giftshop (at which I had very little time, as the ferry was getting ready to leave) are some artifacts of a bygone age: The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal connected the bodies of water that one might guess, given the canal's name. It was dredged from 1804 to 1829, was 14 miles long and a whopping ten feet deep. The C&D Canal entered the Delaware River at Delaware City until 1927, when the canal's new owners, the US government, did some relocation dredging and directed the canal a few miles south of Delaware City to Reedy Point, where it now meets the Delaware.

Anyway, just about all that's left of the canal in Delaware City is this memorial canalbit.