A Canal Home
In addition to the house, locktenders received a small monthly salary and an acre of land. The low pay meant locktenders had to supplement their incomes. A garden plot helped put food on the table and any excess produce could be traded with boatmen for coal and other necessities. Women baked bread or pies for trade. Children contributed by helping in the garden and at the lock, as well as by fishing or hunting muskrats for the canal company's bounty reward.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 16.881′ N, 77° 32.865′ W. Marker is near Point of Rocks, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. Touch for map. The marker is located about 20 yards east of Lockhouse 28 on the C&O Canal towpath. Marker is in this post office area: Point of Rocks MD 21777, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
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