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Autumn 2019 - Issue 55

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Front Cover: Standing on the footboard on a late summer’s day in 1906, Joseph Phipkin Junior steers his horse-drawn boat Amaranth along the Grand Junction Canal with another load of coal for the paper mills of John Dickinson & Company. He and his family owned and operated Amaranth and Amaryllis on this regular contract for many years. Amaranth was built in the spring of 1894 for Phipkin and he sold it 13 years later, replacing it with another newly built boat, Amaranth.