Catoctin Aqueduct Historical

Catoctin Aqueduct Historical (HM1WTG)

Location: Jefferson, MD 21755 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.664', W 77° 34.1'

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Today towpath hikers and bikers need a bridge to cross the Catoctin Creek here. Many decades ago canal boats needed a bridge too. The Catoctin Aqueduct, completed in 1834, served the canal until 1924. Imagine the scene here in the late 1800s - the loaded boats gliding by seemingly in midair, the shouts of the mule drivers, and the water leaking through the old stonework.

(Caption)Boat captains called this "The Crooked Aqueduct" because of the sharp turns they had to negotiate upon entering and exiting.
(Caption) The C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad struggled for transporting suprecmacy, especially here between Point of Rocks and Harpers Ferry. The boats are long gone, but the locomotives still echo through this valley - and on the same right-of-way.
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HM NumberHM1WTG
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278565 N 4354442
Decimal Degrees39.31106667, -77.56833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.664', W 77° 34.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 39.84" N, 77° 34' 6" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Jefferson MD 21755, US
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