19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Maryland

 

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal - 1

 

1834 Riots on the C&O Canal
An article begins on page 11 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

4 Stock Certificates of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company
Four certificates from 1830.
 

A Connected View of the Whole Internal Navigation of the United States – 1830
A brief history, description and status of construction begins on page 215.

 

A Description of the Canals and Rail Roads of the United States – 1840
A brief description of the canal begins on page 158.

 

Additional Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Documents
Links to a large number of documents and books relating to the canal.
 

American Masonic Record, and Albany Sunday Mazazine - 1830
An article about laying of the cornerstone of the first lock on the canal begins on page 153.

 

An 1862 Trip on a Frozen Canal
An article begins on page 8 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the General Assembly of Virginia - 1838
The report to the stockholders of the canal begins on page 117.

 

Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company
Link to the 1842 report.
 

C&O Canal Association
Includes a brief history of the canal, association news, historic and current photos, articles and links to related sites.
 

C&O Canal Biking Guide
Map, brief history and photos
 

C&O Canal Boats and Boating: 1870-1889, Part 1
The article continues on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

C&O Canal Boats and Boating: 1870-1889, Part 2
The article continues on page 8 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

C&O Canal Boats and Boating: 1870-1889, Part 3
The article concludes on page 12 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

C&O Canal Photos
A gallery of photos of the canal.
 

C&O Canal Virtual Tour
Includes a history of the canal, current photos, Google Maps tour, engineering of the canal, etc.

 

C & O: The Little Canal that Couldn't
A brief, detailed history of the canal, from the Washington Post.
 

Canal Chronology
Significant events in the history of canal and specifications of the canal and boats
 

Canals
An advertisement for a canal packet is on page 19; details of lock gate construction are on pages 29-31 and 115; an historical photo of an aqueduct is on page 33; an illustration of a typical canal boat is on page 36; an historical photo is on page 38.

 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history of the canal.  An historical illustration of  the Monocacy Aqueduct is on page 118.  Includes a map.
 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Includes history and culture, photos, videos, maps and canal boat programs.

 

Chespeake and Ohio Canal
Current canal news and events, places, biking information, trip accounts, books, histrory, maps, photographs, links to related web sites
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Excerpts from a book published by the National Park Service.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
An extensive history and description.    Historical and current photos, maps, operating statistics, link to a video history and links to related sites.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
An extensive handbook published by the National Park Service.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company: Acts of the States of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and of the Congress of the United States – 1828
Various Acts relating to the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company: Memorial of the Central Committee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Convention to the Congress of the United States – 1828
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal--Extension of Letter From the Secretary Of War
Link to an 1828 letter.
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: General Estimate of the Aggregate Cost of the 50 Miles of Canal Between Dam No. 6 and Cumberland : and of the Work Done and to be Done Thereon, Upon the 1st of January, 1841
A report by the Chief Engineer.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal History
Link to a video about the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Images
Link to a set of historical and current photos.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Markers
An index of canal historical markers.
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: May 22, 1826 Report
A report made to Congress.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: Memorial of the Central Committee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Convention – 1826
A Memorial to open the books for subscription of stocks for the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
A brief desctription and history of the canal. Current photos.
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Photos
A gallery of historical and current photos.
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Postcard
A historical postcard of the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Postcards
A set of historical postcards of the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Postcards
A set of historical postcards of the canal.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Videos
A set of videos related to the canal.

 

Chronicling America
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the canal.

 

Corporate governance in the 19th century:  Evidence from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company – 2009
 

Correspondence between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company and the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company – 1830
Communications relating to a lawsuit between the two companies.

 

Digital Maryland
A collection of historical and current photos and documents.

 

Down the Old Potomac
A set of three Thomas Edison movies, filmed on the canal in 1917.
 

Early Development of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Project - 1899
Excerpts from a history of the canal.

 

Fourth of July 1829. Laying the cornerstone of one of the eastern locks of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
A broadside, announcing the event.
 

From War to Peace: The C&O Canal in 1865 and its Postwar Recovery
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Georgetown Incline
A brief history and description of the incline.

 

Google Newspapers
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the canal.

 

Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Scenery
A historical photo of the canal.
 

Historic Highways of America ...: The great American Canals, Vol. 1
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Historic Maps of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
An 1834 map of the canal.
 

Historical Dictionary of Washington, Part 3
A brief history of the canal begins on page 52.

 

History of the Canal
A history of the canal, with links to related sites.

 

History of Western Maryland
A description of the opening ceremonies for the canal begin on page 1341; labor disturbances on page 1389.

 

Indentured Labor on the C&O
An article begins on page 9 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Journal of the Internal Improvement Convention – 1834
A report of the probable revenue of the canal begins on page 45.

 

Journal, Volume 2, Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senate – 1836
Annual reports for 1834 and 1835 begin on page 50.

 

Juniatta and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: Letter from the Secretary of War – 1826
An engineering report describing the investigation of a proposed connection between these two canals.

 

Laws and Resolutions Relating to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company - 1855
A complilation of laws and resolutions.

 

Lockhouse 6, C&O Ohio Canal
Includes brief histories of the Patowmack and C&O Canals, and the lockhouse itself.   Current photos.

 

Memorial Requesting the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
1829 document proposing the canal.
 

Monocacy Aqueduct
A brief history and description of the structure. Current photos.
 

More on the Canal Trolley System
An article begins on page 6 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Navigation on the Upper Potomac and Its Tributaries
Link to a .pdf file the book, which includes a history of the canal.

 

New York Public Library Digital Collection
A collection of historical photos and maps of the canal.

 

Niles's National Register - 1825
Arguments supporting development of the canal is on page 92; a report on the meeting of the central committee of the canal company begins on page 218.

 

Niles' Weekly Register – 1833
A report on the status of negotiations between the B&O Railroad and the canal company, to resolve route conflicts along the Potomac River, begins on page 191; a report of a trip along the proposed canal route by company directors begins on page 263; a report on the election of the president of the company begins on page 270; an abstract of the fifth annual report of the company begins on page 293;

 

Niles' Weekly Register , Volume 48 – 1835
A report on actions taken by the Maryland legislature begins on page 57; the canal company's response is on page 129.

 

Niles' Weekly Register , Volume 49 – 1835
A report on a recent inspection of the canal begins on page 127; a description of a proposed "lower basin" for the canal begins on page 185; a Memorial requesting additional funding from Maryland to complete the canal is discussed on page 426.

 

Opening of the C&O Canal
An article begins on page 8 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Paw Paw Tunnel, Page 1
A brief history and description of the tunnel.

 

Paw Paw Tunnel, Page 2
A continuation of Page 1 above.

 

Proceedings of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company - 1828
Proceedings in relation to the determination of the eastern terminus of the canal.

 

Proceedings of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company - 1832
Proceedings regarding the proposed joint construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the canal along the Potomac River.

 

Report of the General Committee of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company – 1839
A report on the activities of the past year.

 

Report of the President and Directors to the Stockholders of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company for Quarter Ending Nov. 30, 1872
A report to the stockholders.

 

Report of the Probable Revenue of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal – 1834
A report made to the Baltimore Convention.

 

Report of W.R. Hutton - 1872
A report by the Chief Engineer regarding the condition of the canal.

 

Special Report of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company – 1845
A submission of certain acts, for approval by the stockholders.

 

Statistics of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal [1841]
Data intended to illustrate the commercial benefits of the canal.
 

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Rev. April, 2021