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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexandria Canal (1843 - 1886)

Lock #3

 
 
Alexandria Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anthony Kupec, August 24, 2014
1. Alexandria Canal Marker
Inscription. Buried beneath this canal stone lies Lock #3 of the Alexandria Canal, which connected the Harbor of Alexandria with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown, D.C. between 1843 and 1886. After Crossing the Potomac on an aqueduct bridge near the present Key Bridge, the canal ran along the western side of the river for seven miles before descending to the level of the Potomac by means of four locks in Alexandria. Coal was the most important product barged to Alexandria for shipment to foreign and domestic ports. Lumber, fish and drygoods were transported on the return trip.
 
Erected 1983 by The City of Alexandria Archaeological Commission / Historic Alexandria Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.85′ N, 77° 2.488′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on North Royal Street north of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on east side of Montgomery Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 945 North Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Bland Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks
Wide view of Alexandria Canal (1843 - 1886) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Burke Brownfeld, April 5, 2015
2. Wide view of Alexandria Canal (1843 - 1886) Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Robinson Library -1940 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Memorial Pool (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee’s Boyhood Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee-Fendall House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lee-Fendall House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  Alexandria Canal (Virginia). Wikipedia (Submitted on February 8, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anthony Kupec of Alexandria, Virginia. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Anthony Kupec of Alexandria, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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