Not a place many associate with maritime history, Haddonfield, in Camden County, NJ, was actually founded three centuries ago because of its waterborne advantage. It sat astride the most inland navigable section of the Cooper River. In its first century, the Colonial village port was a commercial hub where lumber, farm and other goods from the surrounding region were loaded onto flat-bottom barges for the 12-mile trip to the Delaware River and the country's largest and most prosperous city beyond: Philadelphia. In the 1930s, the heavily silted Cooper River became the serpentine centerpiece of the Camden County Park System. Its upper reaches were dammed to create Wallworth Pond and the waterfall that now straddles Haddonfield's northeastern border.