CANAL SUPERVISOR'S HOUSE

Located along the Dismal Swamp Canal on Highway 17,
almost directly across from Glencoe Road.



As you can see in the picture above, the house is on a very thin strip of land
sandwiched between the highway and the canal.



The above view is a close up of the back porch, which is on the verge of collapse. The cement blocks are the only thing holding it up. On the shoreline a metal wall (I hope to have a picture up soon), probably installed by the Army Corps of Engineers, is preventing erosion and keeping the house from collapsing into the water.


This picture is not mine, so I've partially cropped the subject (the steamer Emma K.) out in hopes of diminishing any copyright issues. For my purposes, I mainly wanted to show the supervisor's house as it was about a century ago. The Emma K. was built in 1890 and operated in the Dismal Swamp until 1921, so this photograph is from sometime in that span. Note that the smaller section of the house (with its own smaller chimney - you can see it jutting out in my top picture) and the back porch were later additions to the house.

***NEW PICTURES***
photographed in late April 2005, opposite side of the Dismal Swamp Canal, thanks to my new raft





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