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House boat near Shepherdstown ( more details)


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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.




ID:
wcco249

Creator:
Earl Stallsmith

Notes:
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.

Date:
1916

Collection Location:
Washington County Historical Society

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

Coverage:
Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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