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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World Canals Conference update

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Planners are fleshing out the details for the 2021 World Canals Conference August 30-September 2 in Hagerstown. You can monitor the progress online. The conference now has its own Facebook…

Annual meeting will be virtual March 20

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The C&O Canal Association annual meeting will be held 2 p.m. March 20. Because of the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual. The meeting will use Zoom video conference software.…
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Photo of a forgotten canal boat rotting away on the C & O Canal somewhere between Williamsport and Cumberland. Photo taken by the late Walter Keefer and loaned by Debi Robinson. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to Jen, a member who was cleaning up trash between MM 81 and 82 this morning!

I've been on the towpath 50 years and never saw that boat. So, your picture must be older still.

Color film. Thst survived quite a while.

picture is old enough that the Western Maryland Railway in the background appears to still be active so its pre 1975 Id say

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