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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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New Partner contributes Dismal Swamp Canal Photographs

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Thanks to our newest partner, Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, a batch of over 50 photographs of Camden County and the Dismal Swamp are now available on our website. The photographs feature a glance at the various stages of construction on the Dismal Swamp, locomotives, the Dismal Swamp locks, fishing, and individuals. These materials were scanned during our trip to Camden County to scan materials for both the Camden County Heritage Museum as well as the Welcome Center.Commercial boat on the side of a canal with several people standing on the boat and two children standing on the shore in front of it.

Of the 59 photographs that were scanned, the most riveting are ones that depict individuals on the Dismal Swamp Canal. The first photograph (above) shows a commercial boat loaded up with several passengers waiting to depart. The second picture below depicts three individuals fishing while the third shows a person rowing.Three individuals in a boat on the Dismal Swamp with a fishing net in their hands.

Person with a hat and heavy coat rowing a boat on the Dismal Swamp.

To read more about our trip to Camden and view materials from the Camden County Heritage Museum, please click here.

To learn more about the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, please visit their website.

 


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