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C & O Canal

Barry Mackintosh

C & O Canal

the making of a park

by Barry Mackintosh

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, History Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    • Subjects:
    • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index.

      Other titlesC and O Canal.
      StatementBarry Mackintosh.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF187.C47 M33 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 208 p. :
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1667301M
      LC Control Number91601894

      The Locks on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, located in Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. of the United States, were of three types: lift locks; river locks; and guard, or inlet, locks.. They were numbered from 1 to 75, including two locks with fractional numbers (63⅓ and 64⅔) and none numbered There is also the Tidewater Lock, sometimes called Lock 0, lock at the downstream.   The C&O Canal National Historical Park follows the Potomac River from historic Cumberland, Maryland through to Georgetown in the District of Columbia. The C&O Canal National Historical Park is the ninth most visited National Park in the nation, with over 5 million visitors a year. It features a mile towpath that for most of the trail is.

      I've hiked, biked and camped on the C&O Canal. If you like adventure and the outdoors the C&O Canal is the place to go. Just like any hiking trails get a friend or group to go with you, do not do it alone. Parts of the C&O Canal have a lot people doing all kinds of activities /5(41). The C&O Canal and GAP Rails to Trails tour is the best introduction to the C&O Canal and GAP. Pedal thru history! Great inns, expert guides & SAG support.

      The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Canal) is a national historic park that has an interesting history dating back to the 18th century. It runs miles along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Georgetown and ending in Cumberland, towpath along the C & O Canal offers some of the best places for outdoor recreation in the Washington DC area. Map D: Potomac Gorge Area (Great Falls VA and C&O Canal NHP) (5th edition, ) Updated for the first time since , Map D is anchored on the Potomac River and covers all of Great Falls Park (National Park Service) and Riverbend Park and Scotts Run Nature Preserve (Fairfax County) on the Virginia side of the river, and the Palisades District of C&O Canal National Historical Park on the.


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C & O Canal by Barry Mackintosh Download PDF EPUB FB2

A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the Park headquarters, the author demonstrates how events and places along the canal /5(23). A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains/5(16).

Pocket Guide to to the C&O Canal National Historical Park: This revised edition is a great way to track progress during a walk or ride on the towpath. The book lists sites and features, includes canal maps, and provides space for user notes.

A laminated cover provides improved durability over. Trail Book – Twelfth Edition $ $ Read more. TrailGuide 15th Edition: Official Guide to the C&O Canal and the Great Allegheny Passage $ Be the first to know about C&O news, projects, and events.

Sign Up Now. CONTACT US. Dual Highway Suite Hagerstown, MD An indispensable guide to a regional treasure—now thoroughly updated and expanded. A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Canal Boat RegistersChesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal transcribed, researched, and compiled by William Bauman Transcribed by William Bauman REGISTERS ISSUED TO BOATS TO NAVIGATE THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL 4 October Web.

10 May MacCauley Library Cornell University 22 April Web. 25 May The Geology and Engineering Structures of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, written by William E.

Davies, is an invaluable reference for students of the C&O Canal. The page book is a draft of a lifetime work by Davies, a noted geologist and expert on flooding. Miles of Adventure. Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth.

Operating for nearly years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market.

The C&O Canal Trust is the official non-profit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park and works in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the canal.

The Trust seeks to ensure the Park’s natural, historical, and recreational potential is fully realized. The mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is located along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD.

The canal was built between andand it operated sporadically between floods until InUS Supreme Court Justice William O. Home Books Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal. Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal $ With new photos and research, updated maps, and a 21st century makeover, Thomas Hahn’s labor of love remains the most comprehensive mile-by-mile guide to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.

Journey miles past former wharfs and foundries on the Georgetown. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) extends miles along the Potomac River from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland.

Many visitors enjoy recreational benefits, such as hiking and cycling, by means of the park's towpath. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the " Grand Old Ditch," operated from until along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.

The canal's principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny : miles ( km). Take a short spin to explore the GAP and its towns, or plan a multi-day, mile bike tour to Washington, D.C. by connecting to the mile C&O Canal Towpath.

Check out directions, parking options, and mileage and elevation charts. Or arrange shuttle service, hire a tour guide, or book Amtrak to make it. C&O Canal Trail and Great Allegheny Passage Guide Books C&O Canal Trail and Great Allegheny Passage Guide Books.

C&O Canal Guide Books. GAP Guide Books. FEEDBACK. - Please let us know if you have suggestions, corrections, complaints, or ideas. Your input is valued and appreciated - thanks in advance. This is the official Boy Scout guide to the C&O Canal.

It's a towpath guide, notable for the many maps that are included and is probably the best for planning an overnight hike or bike trip.

Most of the book alternates a page of towpath description and a full page map of the area being described. About the C&O Canal Trail The C&O Canal Towpath trail runs miles from Washington DC to Cumberland Maryland. It follows the Potomac River along the route of the historic C&O Canal.

The trail is in Maryland, following the state line just across the river from Viginia and West Virginia. I Drove Mules on the C and O Canal, You may want to check out the non-profit Parks and History Association, P.O.

BoxWashington, DC, which sells books, maps and other publications about the Canal in support of the interpretive and management programs of the park. Mile Name Info; Marsden Tract Campground (): PERMIT REQUIRED - reserved for civic/scout organizations only.

$20/ for permit. Swain's Lock # Five Campsites - nearby vehicle access. Newly restored lockhouse is now available for lodging with full amenities.

A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the C&O Canal Park Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press. C & O Cana guidebook: a comprehensive guide to biking the C&O Canal national historic park.

48 pages of mile by mile highlights, points of interest you want to photograph! Official guidebook to bike touring, or weekend getaways on the canal.The economic impact of the C&O Canal on canal communities in Washington County, Maryland The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, begun in Washington DC in and completed to Cumberland byparalleled the Potomac River on the Maryland shore.

It was intended to open a transportation route to the west, using the water from the river to carry the load.If you are unable to take your completed activity book to a visitor center you can mail it to: C&O Canal National Historical Park Dual Highway, Suite Hagerstown, MD After receiving your book, it will be returned to you along with your Junior Ranger File Size: 4MB.