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Millers Bend above Weverton ( more details)

Capitol Limited and canal boat Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The canal boat captain in this photograph was George Bowers; the helmsman, Weaver Eversole; and the mule driver, Lloyd Lemen.

The B&O Capitol Limited engine number is 5227.

This stretch of canal is between Weverton and Harpers Ferry, at Millers Bend. It shows the proximity in which the railroad and the canal were built. The road as well as the railroad and canal had to get through the narrows near Weverton and Harpers Ferry.


Public domain

This is one of a series of photographs taken to include both a train and a canal boat. Both train and boat were stationary for the photograph. In this version the telephone lines have been edited out. Other versions have the smoke from the train's stack changed to parallel to the cars, so that it looked as though the train was travelling very fast.

Early 1920s

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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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