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Object ID E_23_005
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title [Chesapeake & Delaware Canal]
Description A mule team towing a boat down a canal, formerly identified as the D&R Canal. However, the D&R Canal historican William McKelvey believes this photograph shows the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

The Chesapeake & Delaware canal runs for 14 miles between Reedy Point, Delaware on the Delaware River and Chesapeake City, Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay.
Place United States/Delaware/Maryland
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Canals
Boats
Trees
Paths
Mules
Mule drivers
Sailboats
Search Terms Delaware & Raritan Canal
Notes In pencil on back of photo:
E-23 D+R Canal
Gift of E. Parker Hayden, Jr., 1990.
Negative E-23 (4x5)
According to D+R Canal Historian, William McKelvey, this photograph is the Chesapeake + Deleware Canal, and should not be identified as the D+R Canal (March 2006).
Provenance Gift of E. Parker Hayden, Jr., 1990 (recorded on verso).