Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkWhen a river, such as the Potomac, was too swift or shallow for navigation, shippers built canals with lift locks along the river course. The C & O Canal consists of flat stretches of water connected by lift locks. The use of locks enabled the canal to match the river's gradient.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series|
|Placed By||National Park Service US Department of Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 305295 N 4319205|
|Decimal Degrees||39.00021667, -77.24841667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.013', W 77° 14.905'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 0.78" N, 77° 14' 54.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Potomac MD 20854, US|
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