"And you'll always know your neighbor
And you'll always know your pal
If you've ever navigated on the C&O canal"
(apologies to author Thomas S Allen of "Low Bridge, Everybody Down" 1905)
"We've hauled some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal and hay
From Cumberland to Georgetown bay"
It follows the Potomac River. Here are some of the falls they avoided.
One 54 foot modern barge carries tourists on a short stretch with one lock.
Passengers on board
Opening the gates
Two mule hitch
Return to landing