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Conococheague aqueduct, 1920, repairs ( more details)

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In 1920 the berm side of the Conococheague Aqueduct failed. The level between dam 5 and lock 44 was drained of water as the entire wall collapsed into the Conococheague Creek in Williamsport. At the time of the wall failure a boat was in the process of crossing and it was swept over the side of the aqueduct and ended up in the creek. Towns people from Williamsport crowded onto the canal to survey the damage.


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Maryland Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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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