Install "Mule Power" wayside exhibit
The C&O Canal NHP will be installing a wayside exhibit entitled "Mule Power." This exhibit will be located adjacent to the mule shed at Lock 4. The wayside will explain how mules were an integral part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during its operation. A canal boat captain typically had four mules. Two of the mules would work, pulling the canal boat, while the other two rested in a stall on board the canal boat. In the 1870's, there were about 3,000 mules working on the canal.
This project has been reviewed for impacts to natural and cultural resources by the park's Interdisciplinary Team. The project does not pose any serious or long-term effects to environmental, historical, cultural, archeological, or visual resources. It meets Categorical Exclusion #C.5 - Installation of signs, displays, and kiosks.
For further information about this project, please contact Bill Justice, Chief of Interpretation, at 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740.