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Warehouse, Pinesburg ( more details)


Docked boat with Mules Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Docked boat with mules, Pinesburg

On the return trip back to Cumberland, boatmen would often stop at different mills or stores in order to ship materials upstream. This business used the canal as a mode of transportation for its goods in order to take advantage of the larger market in Cumberland. The men are posing for their picture while the mules stand waiting to get the voice command to move on up the towpath.

This warehouse may have belonged to Banzoff, Abe Roth or Rafe Taney. All three were associated with the area between Hancock and Pinesburg, two miles upriver from Williamsport, in the Gift Road area.




ID:
wcco124

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
103.26 Mile
NPS File 1412

Boat basins along the canal served as areas in which business between the canal boats and industry along the canal could occur without obstructing the flow of traffic along the canal. They were also places in which canal boats could dock for the night or wait for a turn through a lock or across an aqueduct. Many industries had access to boat basins such as at Antietam Village, Millers Saw Mill, Cushwa Warehouse, and many others.

Date:
1895

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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