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New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Loramie Summit
 
Loramie Summit Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Loramie Summit Marker
 
Inscription. The Miami Erie Canal, built 1825-1845, 244.5 miles long, was a transporter of passengers and freight between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This section is Loramie Summit., a 21 mile plateau of water retained by Lock 1-N (this marker) and Lock 1-S at Lockington: water supplied by summit feeders from reservoirs Loramie and Lewiston (Indian Lake). Lock 1-N was one of 105 locks which lifted boats 513 from Cincinnati to the summit, lowered 395 to Toledo. Lock chambers of wood and stone were 90 by 15. Canal here was 50 top, 26 bottom, and 5 deep. The half-way marker, lake to river, is 1.5 miles north this site. Fare: passengers, 3-2 cents per mile – freight, 2 cents ton mile - 1.5 cents over 100 miles. Boat tow was 4-5 miles per hour.
 
Erected 1981 by Auglaize County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.129′ N, 84° 22.84′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker can be reached from East Front Street 0 miles west of Washington Street (Ohio Route 66). Click for map. This historical marker is part of a park that is located in the center of New Bremen. This particular park features a restored canal lock and a restored bowstring bridge that spans the canal. This marker is situated just south of that restored bowstring bridge, spanning the Miami and Erie Canal. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America.
 
Loramie Summit Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Loramie Summit Marker
View looking south of the historical marker with a portion of the Miami & Erie Canal in the background.
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bowstring Girder (here, next to this marker); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away); The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen (about 400 feet away); Greene Ville Treaty Line (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 5.9 miles away); Miami Erie Canal Mile Stone (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fort St. Marys (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Loramie Summit Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Loramie Summit Marker
View looking south of the historical marker with a portion of the Miami & Erie Canal and the restored bowstring bridge that spans the canal in the background.
 
 
Lockington Locks Marker image, Click for more information
By Dale K. Benington
4. Lockington Locks Marker
Related marker mentioned in Loramie Summit marker text.
Click for more information.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,965 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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