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Big Pool ( more details)

Big Pool at Ft. Frederick Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Big Pool was created by the C&O Canal Company as a way to cut costs in digging out the canal bed. The natural geography of the area allowed the canal to fill it with water creating a large lake with stop gates at either end to protect the entire wide water area from draining completely in case of a break in the prism up of downstream.


Public domain

112.5 Mile
NPS File 1380


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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