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Guard Lock at Dam 5 ( more details)

Guard Lock on Dam 5 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This guard lock at Dam 5 was used as a means for canal boats to move between the Potomac River and the canal. It was also used to guard the canal from high water during freshets along the Potomac River.


Public domain

106.8 Mile
NPS File 1279

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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