For new readers wanting to start at the beginning of this series of narratives on escapes through the C&D Canal, the introduction was posted on March 30.
Captains Baylis and Fountain sailed Chesapeake Bay schooners that would have looked similar to the historic image above. The image is from schoonerdays.blogspot.com.
 Still, The Underground Railroad, 74-79.
 US Dept. of Commerce, Distances.