Protecting the Canal since 1954

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association is an independent, all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.
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Tiffany Ahalt elected President

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Tiffany Ahalt was elected President of the C&O Canal Association at the 2022 Annual Meeting March 26 in Williamsport. Tiffany was elected to a one-year term. She replaces Bill Holdsworth,…

2022 annual meeting: March 26

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The 2022 C&O Canal Association annual meeting will be held on Saturday, March 26 at the Bridal Suite at the Springfield Barn. The barn is located in Williamsport. From I-81…
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June 19 is JuneteenthTomorrow is Juneteenth - the day we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States in 1865. In honor of this day, all of tomorrow's boat tours will include themes of Black History in Georgetown, particularly on the canal. Tour will cover:

📜 The role of George Washington's Potomac Canal in the development of the C&O Canal
📜 The C&O Canal's role in helping individuals escape slavery
📜 Francis Scott Key and Black contributions to the Star-Spangled banner
📜 African-American contributions to the restoration of the canal after its closure

We hope to see you on board for the special edition of our ride through history.

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