Lock 34, Harpers Ferry

Lock 34, Harpers Ferry (HMFTH)

Location: Knoxville, MD 21758 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.99', W 77° 44.341'

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Lock 34 was often referred to as "Goodheart's Lock". Willard Goodheart was the last locktender at this location. Like nearby Lockhouse 33, the lockhouse at Lock 34 was destroyed in the great flood of 1936. Of the 1936 flood, Mr. Goodheart as quoted as saying that he and his family "escaped by boat without our possessions before the house collapsed". One of the most devastating of the post canal era floods, the 1936 flood caused major damage throughout the Potomac River Valley.
Placed ByChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263922 N 4357327
Decimal Degrees39.33316667, -77.73901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.99', W 77° 44.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 59.40" N, 77° 44' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223-299 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Knoxville MD 21758, US
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