Canal news

Edwards Ferry Bridge closed to vehicles

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January 7, 2020 For Immediate Release Park Contact: Christiana Hanson, 301-491-6265, Christiana_Hanson@nps.gov Poolesville, MD – On January 7, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will close the Edwards Ferry…

Paw Paw Construction and Closure

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National Park Service will begin work to improve safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel on Nov. 25 Through hikers and bicyclists will use bypass trail until mid-2022  Chesapeake & Ohio…

New wayside exhibits honor African American CCC workers

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On November 17, C&O Canal Association volunteers installed three new wayside exhibits at Carderock Recreation Area. The exhibits commemorate the work of hundreds of young African-American men enrolled in the Civilian…

Park welcomes new mules

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Julie Jen C&O Canal National Historical Park is welcoming two new mules, Jen and Julie. They are recent purchases. With the anticipated arrival of the new canal boat in Georgetown…

Association receives grant for 2021 WCC

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July 2020 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association has received a $15,000 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant to support the 2021 World Canals Conference. The conference is scheduled for August 30-September…

New superintendent named for C&O Canal

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National Park Service News ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2019Contact: Autumn Cook, Autumn_Cook@nps.gov, 202-619-7158 WASHINGTON, DC — Tina M. Cappetta, a committed team-builder and park manager with more than 31 years’…

C&O Canal Association publishes strategic plan

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February 2019 C&O Canal Association has published a strategic plan that will guide its efforts over the next three years. The board of directors approved the document's recommendations at their…

Transmanche publishes updated edition of Inland Waterways of North America

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July 2019 Transmanche Publications has issued a new edition of the Inland Waterways of North America map, covering the entire network of inland waterways throughout the USA and Canada. This…
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