Sep 29, 2006

The Pumps

The C&D Canal Museum is located in the canal's old pump house. Early on the canal was a bit leaky and required constant replenishment of the locks at Chesapeake City. After all, what's a canal without water? That's right, it's a trench. The pumps were steam powered and quite large, as well as ornate. They remain intact and on display. The pumps are too large and cramped to show them whole, but I can show you pieces.

Canon 5D ©Falmanac


Anonymous said...

Greetings from the Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company of Baltimore County, Maryland. We're cyberly situated at:

We wanted to share the fact that the 1906 Municipal Inspection Steam Tug BALTIMORE transited the C&D Canal transporting the US Navy's 1929 speed plane "MERCURY RACER" between Annapolis and Philadelphia.

Perhaps a field trip for ST BALTIMORE'S all-volunteer crew can be arranged to Chesapeake City's canal museum. In fact, being a steam man myself, I'm all pumped on the idea already!

Stand By All Lines!