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Mules on the towpath of the C&O Canal

Photo © James W. Moore. Used by permission.

News of the Friends and the C&O Canal

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C&O Canal National Park News Release, January 5, 2017, "C&O Canal Intermittent Towpath Closures from Mile Marker 88.1 - 89.3" Geotechnical testing between McMahon's Mill and Lock 42 will require intermittent closures of the towpath in that area.

C&O Canal National Park News Release, January 10, 2017, "C&O Canal Drains Water from Lock 23 to Lock 20 in Great Falls, MD." For approximately one week, the canal between locks 20 and 23 will be drained for a topographical survey to quantify silting.

US Park Police News Release, January 13, 2017, "Park Police Investigating Two Armed Robberies." Two armed robberies have occurred in the area near the Old Aqueduct Bridge, but with no injuries reported. Park Police are investigating.

Potomac Almanac, February 1-7, 2017, "Repairs to Olmsted Bridge to Begin." From mid-February for 3-4 months, the bridge to Olmstead Island will be closed for improvements including sturdier railings and a smoother, non-slip bridge surface.

C&O Canal National Park News Release, February 10, 2017, "Grand George Washington Ball to be held at Great Falls Tavern." Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1-4 pm, the C&O Canal NHP hosts Civil War era music and dance at the Historic Great Falls Tavern. Visitors will be encouraged to join in the fun and dance. Instruction will be provided. Light refreshments of the period will be served.

C&O Canal National Park News Release, February 15, 2017, "C&O Canal Towpath Closure at Paw Paw Tunnel." Beginning mid-February and continuing through July, a portion of the towpath and boardwalk at Mile 155.2 will be closed.