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Lockhouses

The locks on the C&O Canal were managed by a lock master. The lock master was provided lodging along the canal. Several of the lock houses have been re-furbished and are available for nightly rentals. We were able to stay on night in Lockhouse 49 (the red brick building) near “4 Locks”. Each lockhouse differs in their furnishings; lockhouse 49 is set up like the end of the 19th century. It does have electricity but a port-a-potty and an outdoor faucet provide toilet and water. Lockhouse 49 is not close to any town or services.

For this trip, a service picked up and delivered our bags from one night to the next. We were able to collect some food from a 7-11 in Harper’s Ferry and have dinner delivered to Lockhouse 49 along with our bags. Without services, dinner consisted of apples, bananas, chips, cookies, beef jerky, and assorted other non-perishable items.

The indoor photos are of lockhouse 49.

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Posted on: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:00 am

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