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St Marys in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The “Short Level” of the Miami and Erie Canal

 
 
The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
1. The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. To the left is the "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal. The canal extension from Dayton to Toledo was completed in 1837. Linking the Great Lakes to the Ohio River. Travel took only five days to Toledo and six days to Cincinnati. The canal quickly became an important line of transportation. It led to the development of the wilderness and to many prosperous towns along its course. The huge Grand Lake Saint Marys was constructed as a reservoir of water to float the boats to their destinations. Today this section of the canal serves as a source of water to many industries and like the lake is maintained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Launched in 1990 the beautiful Belle of Saint Marys is a replica of an original canal boat.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.599′ N, 84° 23.24′ W. Marker is in St Marys, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker can be reached from Spring Street (Ohio Route 29) west of South Chestnut Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a downtown community park that is located off of West South Street between West Chestnut Street and the St. Marys River. The historical
The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
2. The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with a view of the Miami and Erie Canal in the background with the canal boat replica Belle of Saint Marys tied up on the park side of the canal, for display purposes.
marker is physically situated just north of the east end of a covered bridge, between the St. Marys River and the Miami and Erie Canal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 East Spring Street, Saint Marys OH 45885, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miami and Erie Canal (here, next to this marker); Saint Marys River (a few steps from this marker); Fort St. Marys / Fort Barbee / Girty Town (approx. mile away); Fort St. Marys (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Lake Saint Marys (approx. 1.6 miles away); Broadwell Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); New Knoxville: The Ladbergen Kinship (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
3. The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View of the Belle of Saint Marys, which is a replica of an original canal boat and is discussed in the text of the historical marker.
The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
4. The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
An elevated view looking east of Spring Street and its downtown business district (canal era) buildings on the left, of the Miami and Erie Canal in the center (with a view of the Belle of St. Marys canal boat replica), and the downtown park on the right.
The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
5. The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
An elevated view of the historical marker in the center foreground, with a view of the Miami and Erie Canal (with the Belle of St. Marys replica canal boat) on the left and the downtown park in the center-left of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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