Historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal runs from Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., up to Cumberland, Maryland. A 184.5 mile stretch along the north bank of the Potomac River, it was in commercial use from 1828 until 1924.
During summer months Park Rangers, some dressed in historic costume, host rides along the Canal.
It’s been a National Park since 1971, and includes many original structures. (Can you find the end of a barge?)
Donkeys pulled these barges, loaded with freight instead of today’s tourists, and the pace was slo-o-ow by today’s standards.
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More about the Canal.
Realized this also fits this week’s WordPress theme,
Gone, but Not Forgotten!
Let’s all take a deep breath, remember, and take life slo-o-ow.
ailsa’s lovely photos here