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The C&O Canal Companion

by Mike High

  • 193 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Active outdoor pursuits,
  • Shipping industries,
  • Travel & holiday guides,
  • United States - South Atlantic - Virginia,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - General,
  • The Americas,
  • USA,
  • United States - South - South Atlantic (General),
  • History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA),
  • Mid-Atlantic States,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md,
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7870671M
    ISBN 100801866022
    ISBN 109780801866029
    OCLC/WorldCa44669514

      Miles of Adventure. Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Following the Potomac River, the C&O Canal Towpath traverses the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. For its first few miles, the pathway also parallels the paved Capital Crescent Trail, which forms an arc around D.C.'s western and northern boundaries.5/5(73).

    The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal is one of the most intact and impressive survivals of the American canal-building era. The C&O Canal is unique in that it remains virtually unbroken and without substantial modification affecting its original character for its entire length of miles. The C&O Canal Trust reports that: "Towpath users can now enjoy 42 miles of uninterrupted resurfaced towpath from Edwards Ferry (Mile ) to .

    The C&O Canal and GAP Rails to Trails tour is the best introduction to the C&O Canal and GAP. Pedal thru history! Great inns, expert guides & SAG support. Towpath Guide to the C & O Canal, Georgetown (Tidelock) to Cumberland by Thomas F. Hahn and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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The C&O Canal Companion by Mike High Download PDF EPUB FB2

A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the Park /5(23). A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the C&O Canal Park /5(16). The book on the history and sights of the C&O Canal; an indispensable companion for anyone traveling the Canal. As a travel guide, however, it shows its age; the Big Slackwater section of the towpath has been completed, so the section on the detour no longer holds true; the Western Maryland Rail Trail near Hancock is no longer a matter of idle speculation, but rather a /5.

An indispensable guide to a regional treasure—now thoroughly updated and expanded. A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny.

The C&o Canal Companion book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national pa /5. This guide only covers the Park Service campsites along the way (there are private campgrounds as well).

To learn more about biking the Canal, I would recommend two books: "The C&O Canal Companion" and "Linking Up: Planning your traffic-free bike trip between Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC". I carry both of them any time I bike the Canal.

C & O Canal companion. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Mike High. Contents: Preface Acknowledgments A Note on Maps and Mileage Historical Sketch Structures along the Canal Visiting the Canal Canal Guide Resources Sources and Suggested Further Reading Emergency Information: Other Titles: C and O Canal companion Chesapeake and Ohio Canal companion: Responsibility: Mike High.

More information: Table of contents. A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press. A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and the Park /5(17). Pocket Guide to to the C&O Canal National Historical Park: This revised edition is a great way to track progress during a walk or ride on the towpath.

The book lists sites and features, includes canal maps, and provides space for user notes. This segment features Mike High, author of the book "The C&O Canal Companion" who explains some of the history of the C & O Canal, which.

Book Overview A comprehensive guide to one of America's unique national parks, The C&O Canal Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the mile Potomac River waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, and the Allegheny Mountains.

The C & O Canal Companion by Mike High A complete guide to the history of the C&O Canal National Park and its attractions - from cycling and canoeing to hiking the towpath and exploring natural wonders.

There is a lot of interesting history along the C&O Canal, and as I walked the trail, I wanted to learn all about it and bought the C&O Canal Companion by Mike Hall. It gives a mile-by-mile account of the history found along the trail and was absolutely wonderful.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from until along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, canal's principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny Mountains. Construction on the mile ( km) canal began in and ended in Length: miles ( km).

Hahn, Thomas F. Towpath Guide to the C&O Canal: Georgetown Tidelock to Cumberland. Shepherdstown, WV: American Canal and Transportation Center, High, Mike. The C&O Canal Companion, Johns Hopkins University Press, Kapsch, Robert and Kapsch, Elizabeth Perry. Monocacy Aqueduct on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

Medley Press, The mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is located along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, canal was built between andand it operated sporadically between floods until InUS Supreme Court Justice William O.

Douglas organized an eight day hike up the canal's towpath in an. Canal Boat RegistersChesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal transcribed, researched, and compiled by William Bauman Transcribed by William Bauman REGISTERS ISSUED TO BOATS TO NAVIGATE THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL 4 October Web.

10 May MacCauley Library Cornell University 22. The C & O Canal Companion. A book by Mike High. The Canal Boatmen, A book by Harry Hanson. The National Waterway: A History of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, A book by Ralph D.

Gray. Tracing Your Canal Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. View as book. This Item. View this item elsewhere: Item Data.

Cite This Item. Title Canal boat on C & O Canal Names Youth's Companion (Sponsor) Spear, Mary I., Collection. Youth's Companion Photograph Competition photographs. Dates / Origin "Canal boat on C & O Canal" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http.Mike High's C&O Canal Companion is a hybrid of Hahn's and the NPS publication.

Half of it is historical, the other half is a towpath guide. The towpath guide is not as detailed as Hahn's (nothing is!) and I've heard it suggested that this book makes a better biking guide and Hahn's is a better hiking guide.

While the C&O Canal was being built, the National Road extended eastward from Cumberland to Washington, and of course, the canal’s big competitor was the B&O Railroad.

They fought for the same.