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Trekking the C&O Canal


In the 1850s, men and mules teamed up to pull boats of coal along the C&O canal. From the mountains of Cumberland, Maryland to the tidal waters of Washington D.C, laborers took the 185-mile journey to deliver resources to the bay. Today, adventurers make this same journey - on foot, on bike, or by kayak. In this hour, we trek the C&O Canal with author and historian Mike High. And, we get an update on the Orioles’ season with Stan The Fan Charles of PressBoxOnline and take a listen to some classic baseball songs with Geoff Himes, music critic for the Washington Post.

  With production assistance from Midday intern Aaron Mirenzi.

Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.