Cushwa Basin/Williamsport Historical

Cushwa Basin/Williamsport Historical (HM1T2F)

Location: Williamsport, MD 21795 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.047', W 77° 49.658'

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Williamsport is located near the midway point of the 184.5 mile-long C & O Canal. Cushwa Basin was a turning basin where the 90 to 95 foot-long canal boats could turn around, one of only a few along the length of the canal system. This allowed boats not heading all the way to Washington to unload cargo before returning to the western terminus. Many local mills in Williamsport provided cargo such as wheat, grain, and bricks for the canal.

Williamsport features a number of significant canal structures including the Conococheague Aqueduct, Lock 44 and a unique railroad lift bridge.
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HM NumberHM1T2F
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257215 N 4387270
Decimal Degrees39.60078333, -77.82763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.047', W 77° 49.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 2.82" N, 77° 49' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Williamsport MD 21795, US
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