Cabin John in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Drop Gate Locks
Only a few drop-gates were installed on the canal, most of them to speed traffic here at Seven Locks where it often took boatmen an hour or more to lock through.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 58.334′ N, 77° 10.119′ W. Marker is in Cabin John, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Clara Barton Parkway. At lock 10 in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cabin John MD 20818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. At All Hours (a few steps from this marker); Lockhouse 10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Swing-Gate Locks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lock-Keepers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cabin John (approx. Cabin John Bridge / Cabin John Aqueduct (approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1˝ miles away); A Life of Service (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cabin John.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.