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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal – Lock Houses

I was surprised to learn there was very little consistency in the design of the lock houses on the canal. Some were very modest designs (barely shacks), while others were quite elaborate. Here are a few examples:

Great Falls Tavern, Lock 20

Great Falls Tavern, Lock 20

Swain's Lock, Lock 21

Swain’s Lock, Lock 21

Swain's Lock, Lock 21

Swain’s Lock, Lock 21

Edwards Ferry, Lock 25

Edwards Ferry, Lock 25

Edwards Ferry, Lock 25

Edwards Ferry, Lock 25

Taylor's Landing, near Lock 41

Taylor’s Landing, near Lock 41

Lock 45 near Dam 5

Lock 45 near Dam 5

Four Locks, Lock 49

Four Locks, Lock 49

Four Locks, Lock 50

Four Locks, Lock 50

Four Locks, above Lock 47

Four Locks, above Lock 47

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