Chesapeake City in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
C&D Canal Museum
This is the liftwheel pumping plant of the original Chesapeake & Delaware canal. From 1837 to 1927 its engines provided water for navigation between Chesapeake City, Maryland and Delaware City, Delaware.
The canal was purchased in 1919 by the United States Government to become a link of the intracoastal waterway. The Corps of Engineers converted it to sea level between 1923 and 1927. Since then, this site has been a resident engineer depot. In 1965 the pumping plant was registered a National Historic Landmark. In 1968 it was designated a museum of canal history. The Philadelphia District Corps of Engineers invites you to visit and enjoy this important landmark of American technology.
In these buildings and old engines you have seen significant artifacts of America’s development in transportation and technology. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will return to the C&D canal museum.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 31.65′ N, 75° 48.414′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bethel Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesapeake City MD 21915, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Tablet (a few steps from this marker); A Historic Hub of Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); Pell Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Long Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bayard House (approx. ¼ mile away); Franklin Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Cropper House (approx. ¼ mile away); Brady-Rees House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 333 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.