Stunning color images take you on a journey from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland which gives locals and tourist an amazing view of the unique scenery along this historic waterway. ~ Schiffer Publishing
Take a photographic journey along the 184-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, from the streets of Georgetown to the railway depot at the canal's western terminus. The C & O Canal sprang from the dreams of George Washington, who wanted to build a transportation link between tidewater Washington, D.C. and the Ohio River. Though commerce on the canal ceased years ago, today it is a place for contemplation and recreation, a unique and precious blend of human and natural history. In more than 100 beautiful photographs, author Gary Anthes offers stunning views of the natural world – including birds, fish, insects, and trees – as he peers into the past at the fading but resolute houses, locks, and aqueducts left behind by the men and women who kept the canal boats flowing one hundred years ago. This book is both a treasured keepsake for tourists and a wonderful resource for history buffs and nature lovers.
Did you know? Gary Anthes is an award-winning photographer and writer who specializes in natural and architectural subjects. A father of two daughters, he lives in the Washington , D.C. area with his wife, Caroline, and his labradoodle, Bailey.
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