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  • Railroad  Lift  Bridge  near  Cushwa  Basin  in  Williamsport,  Maryland
    Where railroads once rolled: Cushwa Basin, Williamsport, MD
    Before the town of Williamsport, Maryland was erected; the region was a major crossroads for many travelers as far back as the Native Americans. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was later built, and Cushwa Basin was carved out. It is one of the few...
  • Molly at Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA
    A Harrisburg historical site mirrors American history
    The origins of Fort Hunter date from the early 18th century. While many historic homesteads reflect a specific time – Mt. Vernon, Mississippi River plantations, Hyde Park – Fort Hunter captures a sweeping 200-year panoply of...
  • Family canoeing
    Hike, bike and paddle along the canal
    Hike, bike and paddle along the canalCanal history in America began here when George Washington, one of our early commercial developers, contemplated how to move people and their supplies around the Great Falls on the Potomac River. Following a...
  • Billy Goat Trail on Bear Island, great local D.C. getaway
    Billy Goat Trail on Bear Island, great local D.C. getaway
    Bear Island has long pleased D.C.-area visitors. Access to the Island from the north and south entrances on the Billy Goat A Trail bring hikers through a 1.7 mile-long combination of rugged trail, diverse vegetation and extravagant views of the...
  • Cruise historic canals in narrowboats at Birmingham, England
    Cruise historic canals in narrowboats at Birmingham, England
    Forget Venice, with just 43 miles of canals. Birmingham, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, retains 100 miles of waterways flowing through eight historic canals.No longer heavy-laden with goods, the historic canals are recreation webs for...
  • Peddle boats, wheels, and gondolas at the White River and downtown Canal
    Peddle boats, wheels, and gondolas at the White River and downtown Canal
    On any given beautiful day there is no doubt that many Hoosiers will be spotted renting outdoor activity equipment to frolic in the warm Midwestern sun at the downtown Canal and White River State Park. Wheel Fun Rentals boasts numerous choices...
  • Dolphin dies after becoming stranded in polluted New York City canal
    Dolphin dies after becoming stranded in polluted New York City canal
    A dolphin has died after becoming stranded in the polluted waters of a New York City area canal.NBC 4-TV reported the dolphin got stuck by the low tide in the Gowanus Canal Friday morning. Witnesses say the animal was first spotted in the canal...
  • Nyx sisters to roll St. Charles under NOLA stars
    Kat & Bon on prowl in NOLA
    Kathy Gamble and Bonnie Hayes were best pals way back in grammar school.A lifetime later, the two, still like sisters, have joined the Krewe ofNyx, one of the newest all-female Mardi Gras gangs. With moxie and mystery, the hot pink and black band...
  • When in Syracuse visit the Erie Canal Weighlock Museum
    When in Syracuse visit the Erie Canal Weighlock Museum
    The more things change the more they stay the same. Ever notice those places along the highway were trucks have to pull over to be weighed and inspected? Well, they were doing the same thing with canal boats on the Erie Canal over 150 years ago....
  • Explore New York State’s Cayuga-Seneca Canal on the Emita II
    Explore New York State’s Cayuga-Seneca Canal on the Emita II
    The Midlakes Navigation Company offers both day trips and multi-day trips on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal between Seneca Falls and Syracuse. It is travel in the slow lane with time to relax and enjoy the scenery. In Seneca Falls admire the Trinity...
  • French Canal Barge Charter www.njcharters.com Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi
    French Canal Barge Charter; a different way to travel
    Also referred to as the now popular “Slow Travel”, crewed yacht charter on a French Canal Barge through the canals of France is a very relaxing yacht charter of literally floating through the French Countryside. A crewed French Canal...
  • Rubber Ducky, You're The One
    Rubber Ducky, You're The One
    The Lakeshore General Hospital took the iconic children’s toy, the rubber duck, out of the bathtub and dumped it in the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal lock for a good cause. The 14th Duck Race took place yesterday in conjunction with the classic...