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Near Dickerson in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

 
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
1. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker
Inscription. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The canal and towpath are dedicated to Justice William O. Douglas of White Ferry.
 
Erected by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service; the Maryland Historical Trust; and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 9.291′ N, 77° 31.016′ W. Marker is near Dickerson, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Whites Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107) and River Road, on the left when traveling west on Whites Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at White’s Ferry. Marker is in this post office area: Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White’s Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named White’s Ferry (about 400 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
2. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker
One lane iron bridge behind the marker once carried Whites Ferry Road up and over the canal to the ferry.
(about 400 feet away); The Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dickerson.
 
Additional comments.
1. White’s Ferry Fares
Fare for automobiles is $3 one way or $5 round trip. Pedestrians and bicyclists 50¢ each. Ferry operates year-round (except when the river floods or freezes solid), but the restaurant, gift and convenience shop is only open during the six summer months.

2017 Toll Ferry - Cash Only Cars One Way: $5.00 Cars Roundtrip: $8.00 Motorcycles: $3.00 Bicycle: $2.00 Pedestrian: $1.00 Trucks: Varies
    — Submitted January 13, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
The C&O Canal at White's Ferry image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
3. The C&O Canal at White's Ferry
Now the ferry is reached across this level road laid across the canal. The ferry is out of frame to the right.
Ruins of Canal Granary at White's Ferry image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
4. Ruins of Canal Granary at White's Ferry
White owned a number of warehouses along the canal. This was for shipment transfers by road to and from Virginia via White's Ferry. River Road begins at this intersection and continues all the way to Tenleytown in Washington, D.C.
White's Ferry Terminal, Maryland image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
5. White's Ferry Terminal, Maryland
Cars line up for the ferry to Virginia. White's Ferry is privately owned and operated. Photographer is standing on White's Ferry Road, on the culvert over the C&O Canal. The old bridge over the canal is out of frame to the left. The gray building with the red shutters has a convenience store and restaurant on the ground level. Tree-shaded tables in a large picnic grove overlooking the river are available for a small fee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,320 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on December 7, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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