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Williamsport in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Conococheague Creek Aqueduct

Chesapeake an Ohio Canal National Historical Park

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
1. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.  Eleven aqueducts were built from Georgetown to Cumberland to carry water over water. The aqueducts, literally “water bridges,” carried the canal over the large streams and rivers flowing into the Potomac River.

The Conococheague Creek Aqueduct before you was completed in 1834. On April 20, 1920, Captain Frank Myers was steering boat #73 into the aqueduct and lightly bumped the upstream wall. He saw the wall give away and called to his stepson driving the mules to cut the towline. The wall and boat crashed into the creek. Capt. Myers jumped to safety and no one was hurt. The aqueduct was repaired with a wooden wall until the flood of 1924 closed the canal for good.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1797.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 36.066′ N, 77° 49.632′ W. Marker was in Williamsport, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker was on

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West Potomac Street. The marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Towpath). Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Williamsport MD 21795, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Williamsport (within shouting distance of this marker); C & O Canal Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushwa Basin/Williamsport (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Williamsport (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The C&O Canal in Williamsport (about 400 feet away); Boats Passing By (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
More about this marker. This marker was removed during the reconstruction of the aqueduct, seemingly replaced by "The Conococheague Aqueduct Restoration" wayside (see" Other nearby markers" above) until construction is completed.
 
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
2. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
3. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
4. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
5. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
6. Conococheague Creek Aqueduct Marker
C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 601 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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