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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.



ID:
wcco108

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
106.8 Mile
NPS File 1279

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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