Image courtesy of the proprietors of the Inn at the Canal, Chesapeake City, Maryland.
Here is a picture of Pride of Baltimore II moving through the C&D Canal on her way back to Baltimore. Looks like a breeze, eh?
Before you begin this Maryland Exploration, read the logs of Pride of Baltimore II from May 28th, 1997 and September 18th, 1997. You will read what Captain Jan Miles had to say about Pride's most recent travels through the C&D Canal.
After you have read these logs, answer Question #1 on your Canals vs. Railroads Worksheet.
Calm waters, canal pilots to guide the ship, a modern tracking system run by the US Army Corps of Engineers - all these things increase the safety of travel to and from Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
But it wasn't always so easy....
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