Canal Sluice - Williamsport, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 35.542 W 077° 49.529
18S E 257371 N 4386330
Quick Description: Located at Mile Marker 99 along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2021 8:40:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM156GP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
This sluice gate is used to control the water level along this short stretch of the C&O Canal. While most sections of the Canal do not hold water, the ones that do needed additional control measures to ensure flood damage does not occur, these sluices alleviate those issues. While they are hand operated, the control wheel or lever is removed when not in use.
Name of Waterway.: C&O Canal

Roughly when was the Waterway created?: 1831

Is this waterway working?: Working

What is the condition of the sluice gate?: Reasonable

What is/was the water used for?: Floodgate

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