Lockhouse 6 Quartermasters
The Canal Quarters program would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the volunteers who oversee the lockhouses, provide periodic maintenance, and assist park visitors. The C&O Canal Trust's Quartermasters work in teams to regularly inspect the lockhouses. They provide the backbone of the Canal Quarters program and are invaluable links to the communities along the canal.
Davey & Jennifer Hearn
live in Brookmont above Lockhouse 6 in Bethesda, Maryland. They own Sweet Composites, offering everything you need to build your own canoe or kayak and many other things too. They married at the head of the Potomac River Feeder Canal just upstream of Lock 6, where they often trained for whitewater slalom. Davey, a member of the US Whitewater Team for 26 years, won the World Championships twice and competed in three Olympic Games. Both volunteer for the annual Potomac River cleanup and support initiatives to protect and preserve this awesome resource for generations to come.
is retired after careers in the Air Force and as a public school teacher. He has been an active volunteer with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for over twenty-five years, overseeing trails and constructing and maintaining rental cabins. In addition to serving as a quartermaster, Hugh maintains two hiking trails in the C&O Canal National Historic Park.
- Brad Northrup and his family have lived near Lockhouse #6 in Brookmont, Maryland, since 1984. His life-long commitment to conservation, both professionally and as a volunteer, includes a 39-year career at The Nature Conservancy, where he managed a number of international, national, and regional programs, including projects in the Potomac River Gorge. In addition to serving as a quartermaster of Lockhouse #6, he is a member of the Board of the Brookmont Civic League and a volunteer for the C & O Canal National Historical Park as a member of its Bike Patrol, which provides information and assistance to visitors.
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The proceeds from Canal Quarters registrations support the ongoing efforts of the C&O Canal Trust to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The lockhouses in the program are overseen and maintained by volunteer Quartermasters for the use and enjoyment of park visitors.
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