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Handbook cover

Handbook cover

C&O Canal Official National Park Handbook: Official national park handbooks are a series of reasonably priced user guides that provide historical background, descriptive details, and visitor information. In 2015 the C&O Canal Association published an update to the 1991 original which includes:
– Revised text that includes recent research about the canal’s history
– Features reflecting the improvements to the park
– New photographs that show the present-day canal features
– Updated maps

Price: $8
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2020 Trailguide cover

TrailGuide (2020 edition) is the official, authorized guidebook for the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, covering two scenic trails. TrailGuide is packed with trail descriptions, town maps, business listings and services for tourists. Included is a two-sided, weatherproof map, showing both trails and hundreds of features.

Price: $10
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Pocket guide cover

Pocket guide cover

Pocket Guide to the C&O Canal National Historical Park: This revised edition is a great way to track progress during a walk or ride on the towpath. The book lists 580 sites and features, includes canal maps, and provides space for user notes. A laminated cover provides improved durability over the earlier editions.

Price: $3
Hahn guide cover

Hahn guide cover

Thomas F. Hahn, Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal: With new photos and research, updated maps, and a 21st century makeover, Thomas Hahn’s labor of love remains the most comprehensive mile-by-mile guide to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Journey 184.5 miles past former wharfs and foundries on the Georgetown waterfront, through quaint Potomac River towns, to the mountainous region of Western Maryland, while exploring all of the canal locks, lockhouses, aqueducts, and culverts along the way.

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Small map

Williamsport area

David Edwards-May, Inland Waterways of North America. This folding map shows all the navigable waterways on the continent. The 2019 edition includes an inset for the C&O Canal. It also shows other abandoned canals that were so important to our history. Read more..

Price: $25
Peterson book cover

Indian Fish Traps

Don Peterson, Indian Fish Traps in the Potomac River, Brunswick, Maryland: Second Edition 2020, this 29-page book details two Native American fish traps located in Brunswick. Peterson also provides the historical context of fish traps, how the traps were constructed and operated, and what fish species were trapped.

Price: $18
t-shirt

Aqueduct t-shirt

T-shirts that highlight the 11 historic aqueducts along the canal. The shirts are royal blue with white graphics. On the front is the Assocation’s name and canal boat logo. The reverse displays a map printed with the location of each aqueduct. (See picture.) Large size sold out.

CLEARANCE price $8.50.
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Railing on Catoctin Aqueduct
Heron along the canal