Map of planned route.
A boat on the canal, circa 1900-1924
C&O Canal
Canal boats waiting to be unloaded in Georgetown.
I-70/US 40 westbound at the exit for US 522 south in Hancock
Low-angle bird's-eye view of central Washington toward the west and northwest with The Capitol in foreground. The Canal is visible running along the mall.
Central Hancock and Maryland Route 144 (Main Street) as seen from the U.S. Route 522 bridge.
C&O Canal in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Boat construction yard in Cumberland, MD
Map of Terminus in Cumberland in the mid 1890s. Yellow dots indicate modern highways as well as current (2013) location of Canal basin.
Register of waybills in the Cumberland Office, in 1858. Each canal boat had to have a waybill, even if empty, for passage through the canal. Fines were levied for lack of a waybill.
5 and 10 dollar notes, from C&O Canal company
Floodwaters around Lock 6 in 1936
Great Falls feeder culvert (no longer used) indicated by yellow arrow(14.08 mi), and Lock 18 (R).
Boat at Big Slackwater
An informal overflow. The towpath dips, allowing water to flow over it. Note the boards in the background for people to walk on.
Paw Paw Tunnel
Remains of the inclined plane
Culvert #30 lets Muddy Branch under the canal
Repairs at Big Pool
Mules being fed.
A steamboat on the C&O Canal. Note the steering wheel and the smokestack on this boat
Children tethered to canal boat. This photo was probably taken in one of the Cumberland basins.
Model interior of a C&O Canal freight boat
Recent view of the 9 mile level (between 33 and 34 miles) where the ghosts were reported to haunt.
Monocacy aqueduct in 2011, where the ghost of a robber could allegedly be seen on moonless nights

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal passes through the town, and the Western Maryland Rail Trail connects Hancock with Fort Frederick State Park.

- Hancock, Maryland

The canal approached Hancock, Maryland, by 1839.

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Cumberland, Maryland

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U.S. city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland.

U.S. city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland.

Map of Braddock's Military Road
Terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Cumberland. Highway bridge is Interstate 68. Canal Place Museum is the brick building behind bridge.
A graph showing the population in Cumberland and Allegany County
Downtown Cumberland, Maryland
C&O Canal at Swain's Lock
Wills Creek
Downtown Cumberland
I-68/US 40 at its southwestern junction with US 220 in Cumberland

It also became an industrial center, served by major roads, railroads, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which connected Cumberland to Washington, D.C. and is now a national historical park.

I-68 and US 40 head eastward to Hancock, where they junction with Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 522.