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Canal Company boat, 1905


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A canal boat from the era of the Canal Company. The boat is probably on its return journey since it is not very low in the water. There are sacks piled on the hatch covers.



ID:
wcco298

Creator:
Arthur Dornblaser ?

Rights:
Ann Newman

Notes:
This photograph belongs to the descendants of Madge Dornblaser Foltz and Joseph S. Foltz. It is used with permission.

William Bauman explained that the flags were called "quills" and were used by the helmsman to judge when and how fast to operate the rudder going around the curves.

Date:
1905 ?

Collection Location:
Ann Newman

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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