C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal Museum (HM1BNH)

Location: Chesapeake City, MD 21915 Cecil County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 31.65', W 75° 48.414'

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This is the liftwheel pumping plant of the original Chesapeake & Delaware canal. From 1837 to 1927 its engines provided water for navigation between Chesapeake City, Maryland and Delaware City, Delaware.

The canal was purchased in 1919 by the United States Government to become a link of the intracoastal waterway. The Corps of Engineers converted it to sea level between 1923 and 1927. Since then, this site has been a resident engineer depot. In 1965 the pumping plant was registered a National Historic Landmark. In 1968 it was designated a museum of canal history. The Philadelphia District Corps of Engineers invites you to visit and enjoy this important landmark of American technology.

(Side two)
In these buildings and old engines you have seen significant artifacts of America's development in transportation and technology. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will return to the C&D canal museum.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 430650 N 4375627
Decimal Degrees39.52750000, -75.80690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.65', W 75° 48.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 39.00" N, 75° 48' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 815 Bethel Rd, Chesapeake City MD 21915, US
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