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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.


Arthur Dornblaser ?

Ann Newman

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.

1905 ?

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Ann Newman

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

Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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