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one recent Sunday, a skinny-legged seven-year-old boy was seen skipping ahead of his father with a big pair of binoculars and a copy of the bird book by Simm and Gabrielson. Suddenly, he turned and looking up at his father said enthusiastically, "This is fun, isn't it, Daddy!"
The answer is a most emphatic yes and in the course of a year thousands of Greater Washington-area people find it so.
It is to be hoped that in pressing for restoration of this unique inland waterway that the protagonists for whichever plan comes out on top take into full account these sightseers and many like them that will follow along in future years. Whether it becomes a parkway or not, provision should be made for these young people and their parents as they endeavor, for a few brief hours, to slip away from the press of everyday life.
Receipts from 1845 to 1935 (90 years) $12,734,599.16, or $141,495 a year. Disbursements from 1845 to 1935 (90 years) $13,689,642.77, or $152,107.14 a year. Average net loss per year for 90 years $10,611.14.
Largest number of boats on record of Potomac Navigation Company was 1300 in 1811.
1801, largest number of hogsheads of tobacco (100).
1809, record year for haulage of pig iron, 494 tons.
1815, record year for the carrying of whiskey, 4,616 barrels.
1820, record year for the transporting of flour, 16,506 barrels.
1859, record year for transporting lumber, 4,931 tons.
1867, record year for transporting corn, 10,794 tons.
1867, record year for transporting tons of flour, 3,058.
1875, record year for transporting coal, 904,898 tons.
1874, record year for highest profit, $290,207.59. The above figures derived from Sanderlin's appendix.
Russell Conwell said: "Acres of Diamonds are to be found in your backyard." See the Tableland and see the world through
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