Cumberland Boat Yard

Photo of boat yard in Cumberland

NPS Photo

This photo shows the C & O Canal boatyard in Cumberland. On the right, a new boat is being built; in the foreground, processed lumber is stacked in preparation for new construction; and the boats in berths in the background may be for sale or may be in storage after undergoing repairs.

Questions for Photo 3

1.Why is a boatyard necessary for the canal to be effective?

2.Where along the canal do you think would be the best place to locate a boatyard? Why?

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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