A Canal Home Historical

A Canal Home Historical (HM1WH2)

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

N 39° 16.881', W 77° 32.865'

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The canal company supplied locktenders with a house next to the lock which enabled them to work the lock day and night. The house provided more than a roof over their heads; it was a stable home for their families. For children, used to the transient canal boat life, a permanent home meant a chance to attend school and make lasting friends.

In addition to the house, locktenders received a small monthly salary and an acre of land. The low pay meant locktenders had to supplement their incomes. A garden plot helped put food on the table and any excess produce could be traded with boatmen for coal and other necessities. Women baked break or pies for trade. Children contributed by helping in the garden and at the lock, as well as by fishing or hunting muskrats for the canal company's bounty reward.
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HM NumberHM1WH2
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:03am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280247 N 4351093
Decimal Degrees39.28135000, -77.54775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.881', W 77° 32.865'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 52.86" N, 77° 32' 51.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Jefferson MD 21755, US
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