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Photograph of the steam loader used by Cushwa’s Warehouse for the unloading of coal from boats coming from Cumberland. Canoeists, like those in the foreground, enjoyed the flat water canal for recreation. Residents along the canal could rent canoes and packet boats for sightseeing trips down the canal.



ID:
wcco098

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
99.71 Mile
NPS File 1168

Boat basins along the canal served as areas in which business between the canal boats and industry along the canal could occur without obstructing the flow of traffic along the canal. They were also places in which canal boats could dock for the night or wait for a turn through a lock or across an aqueduct. Many industries had access to boat basins such as at Antietam Village, Millers Saw Mill, Cushwa Warehouse, and many others.

Date:
unknown

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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