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This lantern, 24 inches in height, was used on a canal boat. It is believed to be a bow lantern, and it could be hung with the light being reflected forwards. Some canal boats ran at night, particularly if they were attempting to reach a wharf before the competition.





ID:
wcco213

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
This lantern is the property of Patricia Hammond.

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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