Lock 44 Historical

Lock 44 Historical (HM1T2X)

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

N 39° 35.671', W 77° 49.502'

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With the canal came industry and commerce, and that was no exception at Lock 44. While the only structures left standing at this pot are Lockhouse 44 and the lock, during the operating days of the canal businesses existed here. The Steffey and Findlay Warehouse was located on the berm side of the canal where you can now only see the stone wharf. Darby's Flour Mill was located just upstream from the warehouse. Mills along the canal were required to lease water rights from the canal since the canal made money to pay for repairs. The flour mill was destroyed by fire in 1920, just four years before the canal closed. The canal also provided recreational activities for the citizens of Williamsport. Harvey Brant, the last locktender at Lock 44, supplemented his income by providing canoe boat rentals and selling ice cream and soda to those that came down to the canal on the weekends to watch the boats go through the lock.
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HM NumberHM1T2X
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257417 N 4386567
Decimal Degrees39.59451667, -77.82503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.671', W 77° 49.502'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 40.26" N, 77° 49' 30.12" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Main St, Williamsport MD 21795, US
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