Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Canal Connection
The Canal ventures proved to be an expensive investment. The Washington Branch of the C&O Canal and the Washington City Canal carried so little commerce that they were abandoned 30 years after construction. Railroads, not canals, dominated transportation in the nineteenth century. In the 1870s the long process of filling these canals began.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 38° 53.518′ N, 77° 2.385′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue (U.S. 50) and 17th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on Constitution Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lock Keeper’s House (here, next to this marker); The Washington City Canal (here, next to this marker); Bulfinch Gate House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
More about this marker. Marker is in front of the Lock Keeper's House, to the right of the door.
Also see . . . The Mall. Has a link to a map showing what was also known as the Tiber Canal. (Submitted on March 28, 2006.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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