Mile 44 - This is the canal at Noland's Ferry, facing east. On the
right you can see the remains of a bridge that went over the canal at one time.
Historically, this spot on the canal was part of the Monocacy Trail (the Monocacy
River runs nearby), an Indian trail and Potomac River crossing. The ferry
operated as early as 1758 and there was a community established here with a small
town. After the canal was built, farm produce from Virginia was ferried across the
canal to be shipped but some dissatisfaction with the arrangements caused
a bridge to be built here (and you can still see the remains of it). After the bridge was put in at Point of Rocks, Nolands Ferry business faded.
Mile 44.76 - This is the Frederick County Water Treatment Plant. Although
it is housed in an historic building, it operates according to modern standards.
To get here, you may have passed by the New Design water intake facility on New
Design Road. East Acoloa built the newer facility to supply a nearby aluminum