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Study Photos for the Charles F Mercer

This collection shows packet boats on the C&O during the canal's last phase of use of active use 1890 - 1910. The plans for the Mercer were based on the appearance of these boats.

The Mount Vernon College packet boat on the canal (1890)
The Mount Vernon College packet boat on the canal (1890)
A packet boat stops near Big Blackwater to feed its mules (circa 1880-1910)
A packet boat stops near Big Blackwater to feed its mules (circa 1880-1910)
The packet boat Louise at Great Falls (circa 1880-1910)
The packet boat Louise at Great Falls (circa 1880-1910)
A packet boat passes through the Monocacy Aqueduct (1904)
A packet boat passes through the Monocacy Aqueduct (1904)
The packet boat Sallie Goddard near Big Pool (circa 1900)
The packet boat Sallie Goddard near Big Pool (circa 1900)