Day 6, Saturday, September 3, 2016: An early morning crossing of the the Potomac River on Whites Ferry at MP 35.5
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Downstream view from the Leesburg side of the river.
Wendell arrives at the ferry landing
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Glenn is right behind Wendell
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Down the hill to the loading ramp
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Looking back at the Leesburg side of the river
Some guy in one of the cars followed his GPS thinking the ferry was a bridge over the river. The ferry only accepts cash as payment. The guy did not have any cash. Glenn paid $5 for the guy to go across on the ferry.
The horse trailer scraped loudly on the ramps for both loading and unloading
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Maryland Side of the Potomac River
The canal and towpath are only 200 to 300 yards away from this ferry landing.
Back on the towpath with the dry canal on the left
Early morning sunshine
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Light and shadow on the path
This was a thrilling morning ride.
The cool temperatures in the morning were always refreshing
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Broad Run Trunk, MP 31.9
This was a short aqueduct made of wood. The wood, of course, is long gone. The abutments for the wooden aqueduct remain.
The canal was shallow across this aqueduct
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Back on the towpath
Glenn and Wnedell
There is a deer in the center of the picture
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Lock 25, MP 30.8
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Lock 25 looking towards the downstream end with the towpath on the right
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Looking back to the upstream end of Lock 25 and the towpath on the left
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Lockhouse at Lock 25 at MP 30.8
Sonia and Glenn
Fetching trail with the dry canal on the left
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A long straight section of the towpath with the dry canal on the left
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Inviting woods surround the towpath here
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Seneca Creek Aqueduct, MP 22.8
A major flood in 1971 took out one the 3 arches that supported this aqueduct. The National Park Service inserted steel beams to support the towpath.
Seneca Creek in an upstream view from the aqueduct
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Looking across the Potomac at a flag on the opposite side from Seneca Creek Aqueduct
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Seneca Creek Aqueduct
The aqueduct is supported by 3 arches made of red sandstone, which was quarried not far from here. The western most arch was taken out by a flood in 1971.
Downstream end of Lock 24, Riley's Lock
This structure is unique on the C&O Canal because the lock was made part of the aqueduct.
Lock 24 part of one structure that includes Seneca Creek Aqueduct, MP 22.8
We are looking at the upstream end of the lock and the aqueduct.
Riley's Lockhouse at Lock 24 and Seneca Creek Aqueduct, MP 22.8
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Near Seneca Creek Aqueduct.
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Upstream end of Lift Lock 23 at MP 22.1
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Gate at Inlet Lock 2, which sits beside Lift Lock 23 at MP 22.1
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Upstream gate of Inlet Lock 2 at MP 22.1
This lock allowed water from the Potomac River into the canal.
View towards the Potomac from the upstream end of Inlet Lock 2
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Downstream view from the upstream gate of Inlet Lock 2
Lift Lock 23 is on the right towards the top of this image.
Wendell leavng Lock 23
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Downstream gate of Lift Lock 23
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Lift Lock 23 is on the left and Inlet Lock 2 is on the right