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

The Beautiful Aqueduct

 
 
The Beautiful Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
1. The Beautiful Aqueduct Marker
Inscription. The Catoctin Aqueduct, or "Aqueduct No. 3," ranks as one of the premiere stone structures on the C&O Canal. Aqueducts carried the canal's waters over creeks and rivers, allowing boats to float safely above the sometimes turbulent waters below. Engineers built the aqueduct for navigation, but it is obvious they also wanted to create an elegant landmark. (Caption) The iron scrollwork on the railing was a distinctive feature of the Catoctin Aqueduct.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.659′ N, 77° 34.094′ W. Marker is near Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from C & O Canal Towpath (at milepost 51.5). 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. Aqueduct Stones (here, next to this marker); Stones Reunited (a few steps from this marker); Catoctin Aqueduct
Catoctin Creek Aqueduct About 1972 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
2. Catoctin Creek Aqueduct About 1972
Note the sag in the center arch. Many of the original stones in this photo can be seen in the restored structure-- and in their original locations.The railroad viaduct appears through the arches.
(a few steps from this marker); Fall and Rise of an Aqueduct (a few 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preserving The Canal. (Submitted on January 24, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
2. Historic Structure Report - The Catoctin Aqueduct. (Submitted on January 24, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
 
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1973 Collapse image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
3. 1973 Collapse
The aqueduct's west and center arches collapsed in 1973. Note the iron railing amongst the rubble in the creek
The Catoctin Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, October 10, 2016
4. The Catoctin Aqueduct
The aqueduct as seen from the marker
The Beautiful Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
5. The Beautiful Aqueduct Marker
The marker is along the eastern bank of the Catoctin Creek.
The Catoctin Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, January 15, 2017
6. The Catoctin Aqueduct
The aqueduct from the western bank of Catoctin Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 114 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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