A few years ago, a former crew member gave me a copy of the map that was drawn by R. Max Gard and William Vodrey in 1950. This Map came with a book both Gentlemen wrote, mapping out the Sandy and Beaver Canal, as was left in 1950.
We are determined to find the remains of this little village.
We began our adventure at the Grist Mill at Sprucevale.
With me was Amanda and Jeremy Vantilburg and Nicholas Vantilburg. Also my grandsons, Joshua and Tyme.
We saw a Bald Eagle. It was gone too fast to get a pic, but it was fantastic to see. We also came across a deer and that was a thrill, too!
The first thing we came acros was Lock 44. I have not been over there to explore it yet, but it is in my future.
Somewhere around here, according to the map, is Lock 45 so a trip here will be a two for one deal!
Unfortunately, there was no sign of a little village. I have seen pics from someone claiming they were foundations from Martinsburg. They are out there somewhere~
So where is Martinsburg? If you know, please tell me how to get there! My goal is to see all the remaining locks along Beaver Creek an any mill, ghost town, or anything else associated with it!