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Near Dam 4 ( more details)


Dam 4 and stop gate Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



The photograph shows a section of Canal near Dam 4 across the Potomac, the guard wall and the stop gate and bridge across the Canal. In the foreground of the photograph is a small wharf for unloading coal and loading local produce.



ID:
wcco184

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
Small landings and warehouses accommodated the less populated areas along the canal, allowing farmers in the area local place to ship their produce to the larger markets near Washington. The fact that land was close to the Canal increased its worth - see Farm for Sale

Collection Location:
Maryland Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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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