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Woman on boat ( more details)

 Lock 49 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


A woman waits on a boat as supplies are loaded while the boat is still at the highest level in the lock. Stores and warehouses such as this one at lock 49 were common along the canal and served as a place for boatmen to stock up on supplies for the week long journey down the canal. Various supplies were sold to the boatmen such as hay, grain, black powder, canned goods and other sundry items.


Public domain

108.8 Mile
NPS File 1350


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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