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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.



ID:
wcco122

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
113 Mile
NPS File 1392

Date:
unknown

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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