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Register of Canal Boats, 1873-1876

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The attached PDF is the register of Canal Boats from 1873-1876 in boat order. The majority of owners listed their residence as Washington County (221), and 156 listed Allegany County as their residence.

By 1873 coal company boats made up a quarter of the total number of craft. The American Coal Company was the owner of 78 boats. Consolidated Coal Company registered 55.

Maryland Free Stone Company of Seneca, Maryland, also had 9 boats, all Class D.

The attached PDF was transcribed from the original, located at the National Archives, College Park, Maryland in National Park Service (NPS) files, Record group 79. All the original material was handwritten in a flowing script font of the day. That means it was occasionally hard to decipher.

Readers who have alternate spellings are requested to contact William Bauman who transcribed the documents at wdbauman@visuallink.com and he will endeavor to verify/correct this file.

The use of [brackets] indicates something this editor added to the text for clarity or consistency.
The use of (parenthesis) indicates something the originator added to the file for the same reasons.

If the reader elects to download the file and print it locally, the file is setup to print on legal sized paper in landscape mode.


C&O Canal Company

The photograph, courtesy of the C&O Canal National Historic Park, shows boat building in Cumberland in 1870.


Collection Location:
National Archives, College Park, MD

transcribed by William Bauman, 2010

Canal-boats, Maryland; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.), 1851-1880

Maryland, D.C.; 1851-1880

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

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