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Light canal boat ( more details)

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This picture is of a light (empty) boat heading back up the canal in order to bring another load down to Georgetown. The person steering the boat is probably either the wife or daughter of the boat captain. Steering the boat was generally the job of the wife or children of the boat captain since it was a relatively easy job to do. Women were generally able to lean against the tiller and sew or wash at the same time.


E. B. Thompson

Public domain

Thompson 74

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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