McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Windlass or Crab Winch
Eight of these windlasses were required at each lock. One winch was used to open a gate while a corresponding one was on the opposite lock wall to close the gate, both taking in and letting out at the same time. These windlasses were used on the Muskingum River Locks from 1840 to the early 1880's.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 39° 38.58′ N, 81° 50.763′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 376), on the right when traveling east. Marker is next to the Muskingum River Lock. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard Chandler Christy (approx. 0.4 miles away); McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (approx. half a mile away); Evelyn True Button House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.