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Water Returns to the C&O Canal

General   •   May 24, 2021

Water has finally returned to the one-mile section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown! We won’t get into all the details, but complicated things like giant wall stabilizations and lock repairs were some of the reasons behind the waterless waterway.

With that now out of the way, Georgetown Heritage is in the final stages of preparation for the arrival of their new canal boat replica, which is is scheduled to begin operating later this summer as a platform to educate and engage residents and visitors. The water is going to go up and down a little over the next few months, but only to allow for repairs that will be made to the incoming boat’s drydock. (Photo credit: Timothy Edgecombe)

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