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Dam 2 and Lock 23

Mile 22.12 - Violette's Lock (Lock 23) and inlet lock #2 meet at this point.  From here to Georgetown, the canal is watered.  The original plan when the US government bought the canal was to keep the canal from Seneca Creek to Georgetown always watered.  Since the waters of the canal can be replenished here via the inlet lock, this plan worked out quite well.  Kayakers, canoeists and other outdoor adventurers frequent the canal from Thompson's Boathouse at mile 0 to this lock.  Past this point though, it all dwindles to a trickle.

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The inlet lock with the Potomac in the background.

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