Boats Passing By Historical

Boats Passing By Historical (HM1T3O)

Location: Williamsport, MD 21795 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 35.952', W 77° 49.595'

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In days past, while standing on the edge of the canal one would see a variety of boats float by. During the peak operating years of the C&O Canal in the 1870's, as many as 550 freight boats were in use on the canal carrying tons of coal from Cumberland to Georgetown. These were the most common boats associated with the canal. Mule drawn freighters were only part of the story, a story that can be told in boats.

[text with top right photo] Work Boats. Maintenance boats helped maintain the waterway by removing aquatic growth and debris, and responding to breaches and flood damage.

[text with middle right photo] Launches. At the turn of the 20th century small engine-powered boats called launches or cruisers were used to explore and conduct canal business.

[text with bottom right photo] Packet Boats. Horse drawn packet boats provided commercial excursions and passenger transportation.
HM NumberHM1T3O
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Date Added Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257300 N 4387091
Decimal Degrees39.59920000, -77.82658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.952', W 77° 49.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 57.12" N, 77° 49' 35.7" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Williamsport MD 21795, US
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