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Snubbing Post Rope ( more details)


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A snubbing post acts as a brake for boats locking through the canal. When a boat came into the lock a snubbing rope attached to the boat would be thrown out to the lockkeeper who would wrap the rope around the snubbing post. This would slowly stop the boat inside the lock and keep it steady as the lock was either drained or filled with water. This snubbing post was taken from Lock 44 at Williamsport, Maryland.



ID:
wcco165

Rights:
Public domain

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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