May 1, 2024

Eight Cars & Lime Works Destroyed By Fire; Canal Almost Open After 1889 flood.

The Lime Company’s works at Bakerton, Jefferson county, were destroyed by fire on Sunday morning. Eight cars were also burned. The loss is estimated at $15,000. Property insured for $1,000. The terrible destruction to the C. […]
December 10, 2023

The Boatmen’s Strike

The blockade of boats belonging to the striking canalmen has put a stop to all travel on the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. There is a squadron of about forty boats used for blockading purposes, and so […]
August 4, 2023

Canal Visitor From Harpers Ferry

We had yesterday the pleasure of conversing with a gentleman who came down the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal from Harper’s Ferry to Georgetown on the preceding day, in a boat, with several other gentlemen. The boat […]
August 4, 2023

Waters Flowing Into the Canal

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.– The Alexandria Gazette of Monday says– “whilst we are writing, the waters of the Potomac above Harper’s Ferry, are silently flowing into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Passing the long contested Point […]
August 4, 2023

C&O Canal from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah Lock to be opened.

Public Notice.IS hereby given that the navigation through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, from the head of the Harper’s Ferry Falls to the Shenandoah Lock, will be opened for the passage of boats, rafts, &c. on […]
August 4, 2023

Finest Hogs shipped to Georgetown; Harpers Ferry

Our town, says the Georgetown Gazette, already begins to reap some of the advantages to be derived from that splendid and great undertaking, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Last week there was received here in one […]
August 4, 2023

Canal navigable within the month.

The distance of Williamsport above Harper’s Ferry, by the Canal line, is about forty miles.– Up to Harper’s Ferry, the Canal is expected to be made navigable within the month which begins this day, or, at […]
August 4, 2023

The Canal and Rail-road controversy settled.

The Canal and Rail-road controversy settled.– We have before us a copy of the law which has just passed both houses of the Maryland Legislature, for effecting a compromise between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and […]
August 4, 2023

Canals and Rail Roads, No. II (Canal vs. Railroad Cost)

CANALS AND RAIL ROADS, No. 11 Mr. EDITOR:– In our first No. we questioned the soundness of the Valley in Virginia, in favour of a Rail Road, as the Great Improvement of this interesting section of […]
August 3, 2023

Cholera Surrounding Harpers Ferry

THE CHOLERA.Health of the City.– The deaths in this city last week were only SEVENTEEN, one of which was of malignant Cholera.– Boston Gaz.— In another column we publish the weekly report, which has been so […]
August 3, 2023

Harpers Ferry to Lynch’s Farm under contract (canal).

The Canal Contracts.– We are enabled to state (says the Williamsport Banner) that the letting of the canal contracts closed on Thursday last, and that the whole distance between Harper’s Ferry and Samuel Lynch’s farm, including […]
August 3, 2023

150 Hands At Harpers Ferry Canal

The Canal.– We are glad to see the work up on teh Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, progressing so rapidly.– There are now engaged, near Harpers Ferry, probably not less than 150 hands– the excavations are in […]
August 3, 2023

Canal Company Receiving Proposals Near Harpers Ferry

Office of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.WASHINGTON, January 9, 1832. Proposals will be received at this Office as follows. 1st For the construction of a Dam across the Potomac River near “Harper’s Ferry,” and for […]
August 3, 2023

Opinion of the C&O Canal

From the Harper’s Ferry Free Press.CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL. Mr. Gallaher:– From present appearances, I am led to fear for the reputation of this great work Its enemies are busily engaged in circulating reports derogatory to […]
August 3, 2023

Our Grand Canal.

Our Grand Canal.– We have at length had an opportunity of passing up the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, as far as the Great Falls of the Potomack, being something more than half of the distance that […]
August 3, 2023

Internal Improvements, Canal & Railroad

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT.– The spirit of improvement is certainly more animated than it has been in Virginia, since the check it received from the injudicious prosecution of the James River Improvement. Many important projects have been started […]
August 3, 2023

Argument for Shenandoah Canal

From the Charlestown Free Press. Mr. Editor — An article in the Winchester Virginian of the 3d December, proposing the organization of a company to construct a canal along the margin of the Shenandoah, “to intersect […]
August 2, 2023

Canal next contracts at Harpers Ferry

The Alexandria Gazette mentions that the route of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal has been marked out as far as Harper’s Ferry, and that the next contracts will be let at that place.