Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio and Erie Canal
Lock 44 as the outlet of the canal into the Cuyahoga River and the first stop in the transportation system which linked the Great Lakes with the Ohio River during the nineteenth century. Across Merwin Street was the canal basin where goods and passengers transferred between the canal boats and the Great Lakes ships.
The canal stretched 309 miles from this point to the Ohio River at Portsmouth and had three branches and four side canals through eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It was largely responsible for the development of Cleveland from a small village into an important industrial city.
Erected by the City of Cleveland, River's Bend Parks Corp, the George Gund Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, and the Cleveland Women's City Club Foundation.
Location. 41° 29.733′ N, 81° 42.108′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Merwin Avenue and West Street, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexis de Tocqueville (within shouting distance of this marker); John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 / The Standard Oil Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses Cleaveland’s “Capital Town” (about 400 feet away); Irish Famine Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Old Stone Church (approx. half a mile away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (approx. half a mile away); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 947 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.