Conococheague Creek Aqueduct

Conococheague Creek Aqueduct (HM155K)

Location: Williamsport, MD 21795 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 36.066', W 77° 49.632'

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Chesapeake an Ohio Canal National Historical Park

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

Eleven aqueducts were built from Georgetown to Cumberland to carry water over water. The aqueducts, literally "water bridges," carried the canal over the large streams and rivers flowing into the Potomac River.

The Conococheague Creek Aqueduct before you was completed in 1834. On April 20, 1920, Captain Frank Myers was steering boat #73 into the aqueduct and lightly bumped the upstream wall. He saw the wall give away and called to his stepson driving the mules to cut the towline. The wall and boat crashed into the creek. Capt. Myers jumped to safety and no one was hurt. The aqueduct was repaired with a wooden wall until the flood of 1924 closed the canal for good.

HM NumberHM155K
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257254 N 4387304
Decimal Degrees39.60110000, -77.82720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.066', W 77° 49.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 3.96" N, 77° 49' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 W Potomac St, Williamsport MD 21795, US
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