Monday, May 23, 2011

Working The Canal

The Charles F. Mercer is the most recent packet boat to make its way up and down the canal. Built with funds raised by private organizations and actually started by a group of third graders, it has been plying these waters now for 5 years.

Watching the volunteers and Park Service employees work this boat through the locks and up the canal gives one a strong appreciation for how the folks 150 years ago used to survive.

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