26 April 2008

Lock 26


Lock 26 of the C&O Canal with a massive silver maple (Acer saccharinum) behind it.


Mike High wrote about this tree in The C&O Canal Companion (1997).
An enormous maple tree stands next to the lockhouse ruins on the little island created by the flume, perhaps old enough to have been here when the Confederate wagons rolled past on their way to Antietam.

1 comment:

Dave Coulter said...

That's SOME tree!