Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Trip Back In Time

It took 22 years, from 1828 to 1850, to complete the C&O Canal. 184.5 miles. From Cumberland, Md to Georgetown in DC, coal and building materials made their way, slowly. With the help of mule teams and through a series of locks, the full trip took seven days to complete.

For most of the 19th century the canal remained in operation. A series of devastating floods and more advanced modes of transportation eventually rendered the canal obsolete.

1 comment:

  1. MK,

    The upper shot is awesome. It is real period piece...albeit vibrantly colorful.

    Nice opportunity there.

    We had almost four inches of snow on my patio yesterday. The stormy weather continues...

    Hope all is well.