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The Stories of the C&O Canal

Learn the stories of the people and places that make up the C&O Canal.

April 15, 2020

Women on the C&O Canal

To celebrate Women's History Month we are taking a look at the roles women played on the C&O Canal. Much of the canal’s history focuses on men, but thanks to…
January 27, 2020

My Time as Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member at the C&O Canal Trust

I have been serving with the C&O Canal Trust as a member of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. At the C&O Canal Trust, every day is different. I might be at…
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October 23, 2018

Surviving Hurricane Agnes at Lockhouse 6

The threat of Hurricane Florence this past September reminded people across the Mid-Atlantic about past hurricanes that have devastated the area. Aftermath of Hurricane Agnes at Lock 7 - NPS…
August 28, 2018

#MyCanal – Riding the Towpath: A Natural vs. Man-Made Continuum by Joe Schlag

I embarked on my first towpath ride on Saturday, July 29, planning to ride from Georgetown to Cumberland over a week’s time. This was not my first time going long-distance…
May 24, 2018

Canal Mules Molly and Lil are Retiring

Say it ain’t so! Molly and Lil, two of the Park’s stable of six mules, are retiring this year. One of the most popular parts of guests’ visits to Great…
March 27, 2018

Presidents and the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal is wonderful for many reasons, but one of them is its vast history. With the White House only a 10-minute walk from the Park, various Presidents have…