Story by BY ROBERT DEVANEY | MARCH 30TH, 2017
"One look at the March 29 meeting and one immediately knew that this is a huge deal for Georgetown. Concern for the C&O Canal — potentially the neighborhood's most worthy tourist destination — filled the room with major players from various community groups, all ready to listen but also to voice their opinions about how to revive Georgetown's crown jewel."
"This is the start of something truly special," NPS's C&O Canal Superintendent Kevin Brandt told the audience. The canal is currently under reconstruction between 30th and Thomas Jefferson Streets. Since November 2016, it has been drained of water from Rock Creek up to Lock 5 near the Maryland border. Work is expected to last 18 months.
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The old canal boat departed in 2016.