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Stewarts Canal - Harriet Tubman's Eastern Shore of Maryland

Stewarts Canal 

Around 1850, John Stewart had his slaves, along with some free laborers, build a canal from the woods to his mill near the Bay to transport lumber there more quickly.  Free and enslaved African American People dug this canal by hand.  It was dug between 1810 and 1830.

Harriet Tubman worked here with her father Ben Ross and dug this canal. She Learned important skills that would later become useful during her trips back to the Eastern Shore and in South Carolina as a union spy and scout in the Combahee River Raid near Beaufort SC.

When I walked down to photograph this Pano a snake swam right at me.  Black head horseflies, green head horseflies and red head horseflies (from the Blood when they bite you) attacked me as well. And it’s only may. This is a horribly buggy, snake infested, and worst of all are the snapper turtles that will bite a hand off everywhere .

Copyright: Shawn T Moore
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 02/06/2013
Uploaded: 02/06/2013


Tags: harriet tubman; bucktown; dorchester county; maryland; underground railroad; stewarts canal; harriet tubman's eastern shore of maryland
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