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Near Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Aqueduct Stones

 
 
Aqueduct Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl
1. Aqueduct Stones Marker
Inscription. Because so many aqueduct stones were lost over the years, replacement stones were needed for the restoration in 2010-11. Beside this panel are an original stone and a new stone to be seen and touched. Note the tooled finish on the stone faces. (Caption) Keystone and ring stones before mortar is applied. Original stones are the darker ones.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.66′ N, 77° 34.095′ W. Marker is near Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from C & O Canal Towpath. Touch for map. The marker is off to the left of the C&O Canal Towpath and can be seen when approaching the Catoctin Aqueduct from the east. A small trail leads to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick MD 21716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beautiful Aqueduct (here, next to this marker); Stones Reunited (a few steps from this marker); Catoctin Aqueduct (a few steps from this marker); Fall and Rise of an Aqueduct (a few
Aqueduct Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
2. Aqueduct Stones Marker
The marker is along the eastern bank of the Catoctin Creek.
steps from this marker); A Lockkeeper's Life (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lakin 2nd (approx. 1 miles away); Lockhouse 28 (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Canal Home (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Original Stone image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
3. Original Stone
Patapsco Granite, quarried near Ellicott City, Maryland in 1833-34, an original ring stone, recovered too late for replacement in the aqueduct.
New Stone image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
4. New Stone
Woodbury Granite, quarried near Kingston, Rhode Island in 2010, cut to be a ring stone outlining an arch, sample not intended for placement in aqueduct.
The Restoration Team image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
5. The Restoration Team
The restoration team made every effort to return original stones to their original places in the structure.
Old and New Stones in the Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
6. Old and New Stones in the Aqueduct
A closeup of the aqueduct shows the different colors of the original and new keystone and ring stones.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 216 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 24, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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