Water Wheel & Lock #25
This 12-foot breast water wheel is operational and provides the power used to operate the grist mill. From here an underground shaft enters the mill basement, where the gears and pulleys power the mill machinery on the first floor. In 1973, to better accommodate current milling operations, a cypress waterwheel was installed. It was replaced with à black walnut wheel in 1991.
Although the wheel now occupies Lock #25, during the time of canal operation, the mill was not powered by a wheel and the lock was a working part of the canal.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
Location. 39° 26.817′ N, 85° 8.167′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Pennington Road, 0.1 miles west of Banes Street, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19073 75 Main St, Metamora IN 47030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Also see . . . Whitewater Canal Lock 25. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.