Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search

Words or Phrase:

Search Method Help Image

Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
House boat near Shepherdstown ( more details)

Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


House boat, near Shepherdstown.

There were house boats on the canal as early as 1887. Merten's Sons had a lien against Wm. F.M. McCarty for a Canal House Boat, "Jamie", listed in the Washington County Boat Lien records. The claim was filed August 2nd, 1887 in the amount of $650.00. It was satisfied the following year. See Boat Lien Docket. Fred Mertens and Sons were boatbuilders in Cumberland.


Earl Stallsmith

Photograph used with permission from the Washington County Historical Society.

Images of America: Sharpsburg by Vernell and Tim Doyle, notes that Harry C. Snook was the owner of the boat. The photograph had belonged to Marylou Schwartz of Gettysburg.


Collection Location:
Washington County Historical Society

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1830-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image