A Canal Boat Replica—The Cumberland

A Canal Boat Replica—The Cumberland (HM2L7S)

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N 39° 38.836', W 78° 45.743'

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to Canal Place, Maryland's first Certified Heritage Area. The Cumberland was relocated to its current home on January 4, 2000 as one of the State's Millennium celebration projects.

The Cumberland in the early stages of its original construction in 1976

January 2000: The replica is transported in two sections to Canal Place for reassembly.

Cut Water
A wooden ridge on the boat's bow that parted the water for easier passage.

Mule Stable or Shed
Shelter for the mules when they were not on the towpath.

Hay House
Area where hay, grain and other feed for the animals was stored.

Narrow walkway providing access around the edge of the boat from one cabin to the next.

Handle used to steer the boat.

Front of the boat.

Stern or AFt
Back of the boat.

Rub Shakes
Bumpers or "ribs" along the boat that protected the sides of the boat.

Hatch Covers
Panels used to cover the boat's cargo hold. Each boat had 14 hatch covers where were removed to load and unload cargo.

Cargo Hold
Area where cargo (coal, grain, lumber and other goods) was held during transport.



Kitchen area and sleeping quarters for the captain and his crew.
HM NumberHM2L7S
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Placed ByMaryland Heritage Area Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691990 N 4391001
Decimal Degrees39.64726667, -78.76238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.836', W 78° 45.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 50.16" N, 78° 45' 44.58" W
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