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Canal Needs Volunteers

March 08, 1998

Canal Needs Volunteers

C&O Canal National Historical Park is looking for volunteers to assist with the operation of their mule-drawn canal boat rides.

Volunteers will assist with all aspects of the program including handling the mules and boat lines, operating the boat and canal lock and presenting programs to the public. Volunteers must be willing to work with the public, perform sometimes strenuous work, commit 16 hours of time a month and wear period clothing.

In-depth training will be provided and required.

For more information or to receive an application, call 301-299-3613. Interviews for these positions will begin mid-March.

The boats operate Wednesday through Sunday starting April 11 until Nov. 1. Trips begin at the Georgetown Visitor Center on Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown and from the Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, Md.

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