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Big Pool ( more details)

Repair Men and Mules working Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Men and mules used to level and move dirt during the repairs at Big Pool. In the background you can see the footbridge that spans over the canal prism. Underneath the foot bridge would have been a pivot bridge and stop gate. A stop gate was used when there was a break in a portion of the canal that threatened the loss of water throughout a level. The stop gate would be used to stop the loss of water on a canal level that was exceedingly long or in the case of Big Pool, large.


Public domain

113 Mile
NPS File 1392


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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