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Ask any DC-area resident to name their favorite paths in the city and it's almost guaranteed that the C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown will make their top five. Not only is it a scenic and serene retreat from the city, it provides a glimpse into the city's commercial routes of the past.
And for almost 70 years, residents and tourists alike got a living look at that history through the presence of The Georgetown. While the boat's name is unknown to most, almost every runner, cyclist or pedestrian who frequents the Canal has a story about being caught off guard by the sight of a boat being towed down the Canal -- by a mule guided by a man in old-fashioned clothing, no less.
Unfortunately, in 2011 it was discovered that the boat's hull had deteriorated significantly and it was no longer seaworthy. But the National Parks Service, which oversees the Canal, doesn't have the money to repair the boat.
Sign this petition if you like the historic charm The Georgetown brings to the C&O Canal and would like to see it bobbing up and down the Canal once more!
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