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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Side Cut Locks

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
1. Side Cut Locks Marker
Inscription.  
The Side Cut section of the Miami and Erie Canal was completed in 1842 to provide a water connection from the canal down to the river at Maumee. It was two miles long with six limestone locks.

Canal locks acted like elevators to raise and lower canal boats by changing the water levels. When the large wooden gates were closed, an opening in each gate, called a wicket, allowed water to flow into the lock. When the water was high enough, a canal boat could float to a higher elevation.

The Maumee River was too shallow during the summer for the heavier river crafts traveling from Toledo, so in 1850 the Side Cut was abandoned.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 41° 33.44′ N, 83° 40.328′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
2. Side Cut Locks Marker
View of historical marker in its location along the Canal Lock Trail, next to Canal Lock #3.
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West River Road half a mile south of Ford Street. This historical marker is located at Side Cut Metropark, along the Canal Locks Trail, next to canal lock #3. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Locking in Commerce (here, next to this marker); Good Work Pays Off (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maumee City (about 400 feet away); Side Cut's Left Over Locks (about 500 feet away); Rotary International (1905-2005) / Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion Dedicated July 2, 2005 (approx. 0.2 miles away); March 1913 Flood (approx. 0.8 miles away); American Faces (approx. one mile away); Treaty of Greenville (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
3. Side Cut Locks
View looking north of the south end of Canal Lock #3.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
4. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of the waterway that flows south to lock #3 (which is seen in the background).
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
5. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of the north end of lock #3.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
6. Side Cut Locks
View looking south through the interior of lock #3, with a distant view of lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
7. Side Cut Locks
A more close-up view looking south of the interior of lock #3 with a better distant view of lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
8. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of the north end of lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
9. Side Cut Locks
Close-up view of the missing historical marker that was affixed to the north-west end of canal lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
10. Side Cut Locks
View looking north of the south end of canal lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
11. Side Cut Locks
View looking north of the south end of canal lock #2.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
12. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of canal lock #2.
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By Dale K. Benington, December 23, 2009
13. Side Cut Locks Marker
View looking north of canal lock #6 which opens up to the Maumee River beyond the lock. This canal lock, although part of the series of side cut locks, is located outside of Side Cut Metropark, further to the north, at N41.33.716 by W083.38.748, near the intersection of White Street and East Harrison Street.
Side Cut Locks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 23, 2009
14. Side Cut Locks Marker
Close-up view looking north of canal lock #6 which opens up to the Maumee River beyond the lock. This canal lock, although part of the series of side cut locks, is located outside of Side Cut Metropark, further to the north, at N41.33.716 by W083.38.748, near the intersection of White Street and East Harrison Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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