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Middletown in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canal Boats

Port Middletown Plaza

 
 
Canal Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Canal Boats Marker
Inscription.
Canal boats were designed to haul freight up to 80 tons. Pulled usually by mules, they traveled at approximately three miles per hour.

[Photos] Left, freighters on the Miami & Erie Canal just south of Third Street (now Central Avenue) in 1910. Below, the line boat Ohio at Woodsdale in 1900.
 
Erected by City of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and Others.
 
Location. 39° 30.963′ N, 84° 24.153′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (Ohio Route 122) and N. Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 73), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Canals (here, next to this marker); Port Middletown (here, next to this marker); Canal Locks (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); World War II Veterans Memorial Bench
Port Middletown Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Port Middletown Plaza
Water feature with marker panels in foreground, while artist Eric Henn's Port Middletown on the Miami & Erie Canal mural dominates the wall of the TV Middletown Building in the background. Looking NW.
(approx. mile away); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding Canal Boats. The marker panels are along the side of a water feature on the plaza that is a stylized series of partially opened locks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Freighter Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Freighter Photo on Marker
<i>The Ohio</i> Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
4. The Ohio Photo on Marker
Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature
Symbolizing partially opened canal locks. Marker panels are on the outside of the lock wall expansions.
Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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