Sailing To New York City

Transiting The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (continued)

 
Atlantic Compass is a container and ro/ro cargo ship launched in 1984. It is 958 feet long, 106 feet wide, and displaces 51,648 tons. Ro/ro is short for roll-on/roll-off, which refers to loading/unloading vehicles via the large extendable ramp at the stern. ACL stands for Atlantic Container Line; they operate several third-generation cargo ships (believe it or not, the ship even has a swimming pool / sauna for the crew). For more information, see the internet links on the next page. Click on the right-hand picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

 
Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.   Approaching the bridge at Chesapeake City, MD. Schaefer's Canal House is at left. You can see another ship in the channel; I have pictures on the next page.

 
Schaefer's Canal House. I read on the internet that it's now closed, and that it might be converted into a Hooter's restaurant.

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