Photographer's Note

Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania are sister cities located on the Delaware River approximately 50 miles (80-90km) north of Philadelphia. Both towns share a common history in that they were once named Coryell's Ferry. In the 1700's and 1800's Coryell’s Ferry was the midpoint in the two-day journey by horse and carriage between New York and Philadelphia. The ferry between the two towns remained in operation until the early 1800’s.

During the American Revolution Coryell’s Ferry also served as a crossing point for the Continental Army’s journey from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to engage the British at what was to become the Battle of Monmouth in the spring/summer of 1778.

In 1810, the town on the New Jersey side of the river obtained its own post office and was renamed Lambertville, after John Lambert, a U.S. senator. The town continued to prosper and in 1812 a wooden bridge was constructed between Lambertville and New Hope and the ferry service was discontinued. This wooden bridge served both towns until it was carried off in a flood in 1903. It was replaced by the iron one you see in the picture.

The view here faces west and the sun was getting low in the sky when I took this photo. To avoid as much sun glare as possible I positioned myself so that the tree on my left was blocking the sun. The resulted in a dark foreground which I attempted to correct with a contrast mask.

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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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