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C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

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C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

Lexie Ramage

The National Park Service says it's considering expanding an overnight lodging program in the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park.

The agency is holding public meetings Tuesday night in Potomac and Thursday night in Hancock to discuss the program.

Since 2009, the NPS and the nonprofit C&O Canal Trust have offered six lockhouses along the canal for overnight stays. The NPS honored the program with a national award in 2011.

Park Superintendent Kevin Brandt says he wants to hear ideas from the public on ways to expand the program to other canal buildings.

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