Lock 38 (Shepherdstown River Lock)
The Shepherdstown River Lock is one of only three river locks on the Canal. Built from gray limestone and meant to draw traffic from the Virginia side of the Potomac River, the lock was used by Boteler’s Mill most often, shipping and receiving cement and coal materials via canal boat. At mile marker 72.5 you can see the remains of this river lock.
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Photo by: Jim Tomlin