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Valley View in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lock 38

Boat Elevator

 
 
Lock 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
1. Lock 38 Marker
Inscription.  Lock 38 is one of the few restored, working locks along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Locks are like elevators – they raise and lower boats between levels. State engineers designed 44 locks to deal with a 395 foot rise in elevation from Cleveland to Akron.

Heavy wooden gates enclose the boat-sized stone chamber. Lock operators added water to the chamber to raise a boat headed upstream. They drained out water to lower a boat headed downstream.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 41° 22.362′ N, 81° 36.771′ W. Marker is in Valley View, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Hillside Road. marker is located at the Canal Exploration Center on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7104 Canal Road, Cleveland OH 44125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hell's Half Acre (a few steps from this marker); Mule Power

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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valley View Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valley View Village Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); South Park Village and the Whittlesley Tradition (approx. one mile away); Late Prehistoric Period (approx. one mile away); Lock 37 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Floods and Repairs (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley View.
 
Lock 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
2. Lock 38 Marker
full view of marker
Lock 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
3. Lock 38 Marker
marker as seen from the tow path
Lock 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Lock 38 Marker
picture on the marker
Lock 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Lock 38 Marker
drawing on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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