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Bugle belonging to Robert L. Hebb ( more details)


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This bugle belonged to Robert Luther Hebb (1873 – 1936) of Sharpsburg. The bugle was used to alert the locktender that a boat was approaching the lock, so that the lock was ready to receive a boat. Some boatmen used horns, others shouted, but the purpose was the same - to have the tender at the lock ready to open and close gates and facilitate the passage of the boat on its way.

Robert Hebb was the brother of Augustus A. Hebb. Captain Bob ran Boat # 28 on the canal. After the canal closed he hauled coal from the Norfolk & Western Railroad station outside of Sharpsburg (Norris, 40-41).




ID:
wcco177

Creator:
WMRL

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
This bugle is the property of Patricia Hammond of Sharpsburg.

See also Hebb's boat #6 - Big Slackwater

Date:
2009-05-05

Collection Location:
Sharpsburg

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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