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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lockhouse 6

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

 

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

 
Lockhouse 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. Lockhouse 6 Marker
Inscription.  From its inception the vision of the C&O Canal has evolved, constantly finding ways to be relevant. Built in 1829, Lockhouse 6 stands a mile upstream from Little Falls, site of the canal's July 4th groundbreaking the previous year. Lockhouse 6 witnessed much of the canal's history, from the early phase of construction to the heyday of 500 boats loaded with coal passing by from Cumberland to Georgetown.

After the devastating floods of 1924 that closed canal operations the lockhouse watched over the Civilian Conservation Corps' restoration of the first 22 miles of the canal and witnessed Justice Douglas' 1954 walk, which stirred popular support for the creation of a National Park. Today Lockhouse 6 recalls the Canal's history for the millions of visitors who visit the park each year.

Experience history... spend the night in a lockhouse!
Ever wonder what it was like to live in a lockhouse? Spend the night in one of several lockhouses along the canal. Step back in time and immerse yourself in history. If you listen closely, you may hear voices from the past whispering their stories. For more information visit www.canalquarters.org.

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Lockhouse 6 with marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. Lockhouse 6 with marker
captions:

A view of the back of Lockhouse 6 during the 1936 flood.

Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay greets Supreme Court Justice Douglas as he approaches Lock 6 during the historic 1954 hike to save the canal.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.691′ N, 77° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Clara Barton Parkway. On the grounds of Lock 6 at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6100 Clara Barton Parkway, Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Canal Home (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Way for Fish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Inlet Locks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 4 (approx. 0.7 miles away in District of Columbia); Auxiliary Battery (approx. 0.7 miles away in Virginia); Fort Marcy (approx. mile away in Virginia); Fort Marcy, Virginia (approx. mile away in Virginia); Fort Sumner (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .
Lockhouse 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
3. Lockhouse 6 Marker
 Canal Quarters: Reserve Your Stay Back in Time!. (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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Sign on the grounds of Lockhouse 6 image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
4. Sign on the grounds of Lockhouse 6

Stop. Sleep. Here!

Yes! You can stay
overnight and
experience history
in this lockhouse.

Six lockhouses to choose from!

www.CanalQuarters.org
Lock 6 Sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
5. Lock 6 Sign

Lock 6

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
National Historical Park

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
 

More. Search the internet for Lockhouse 6.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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