"Washington's vision" C&O Canal Tip by mht_in_la

C&O Canal, Washington D.C.: 9 reviews and 11 photos

  C&O Canal lock
by mht_in_la

C&O Canal is Washington's vision of linking the early east and west. I guess he got the concept from the British, the big old mother of early America. It was originally built by the Potomac Company fostered by Washington, then transferred to the Chesapeake & Ohio Company. It's supposed to connect all the way to Ohio but ceased after 185 miles.

This is the best preserved and least altered of old American canals. The photo shows the Canal's lock near Georgetown University. You can also take the mull-drawn canal boat, which I'll post in the "off the beaten path" area.

Address: Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD
Phone: (301) 739-4200
Website: http://www.nps.gov/choh/

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  • Updated Jul 13, 2004
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