Williamsport launch boat programs resume Memorial Day weekend, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am and 2pm! Boat tours are offered through Labor Day weekend. Reservations are taken up to 7 days in advance. Call the Williamsport Visitor Center for a reservation or more information: (301) 582-0813.
Today, visitors can enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. During the late 19th and early 20th century, 30-foot battery and steam powered launch boats traveled the canal for leisure and business. They contrasted with the 90 foot mule-drawn canal cargo boats that dominated the canal.This FREE 1 hour Program includes riding in the boat from the historic Cushwa Basin down to Lock 44 and back to the Cushwa Warehouse.