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New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Loramie Summit

 
 
Loramie Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Loramie Summit Marker
Inscription.  The Miami Erie Canal, built 1825-1845, 244.5 miles long, was a transporter of passengers and freight between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This section is Loramie Summit., a 21 mile plateau of water retained by Lock 1-N (this marker) and Lock 1-S at Lockington: water supplied by summit feeders from reservoirs Loramie and Lewiston (Indian Lake). Lock 1-N was one of 105 locks which lifted boats 513’ from Cincinnati to the summit, lowered 395’ to Toledo. Lock chambers of wood and stone were 90’ by 15’. Canal here was 50’ top, 26’ bottom, and 5’ deep. The half-way marker, lake to river, is 1.5 miles north this site. Fare: passengers, 3-2 cents per mile – freight, 2 cents ton mile - 1.5 cents over 100 miles. Boat tow was 4-5 miles per hour.
 
Erected 1981 by Auglaize County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.129′ 
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N, 84° 22.84′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker can be reached from East Front Street, 0 miles west of Washington Street (Ohio Route 66). This historical marker is part of a park that is located in the center of New Bremen. This particular park features a restored canal lock and a restored bowstring bridge that spans the canal. This marker is situated just south of that restored bowstring bridge, spanning the Miami and Erie Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowstring Girder (here, next to this marker); 40 South Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Partners (within shouting distance of this marker); 34 South Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal (about 300 feet away); New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department (about 400 feet away); Komminsk Family (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Loramie Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Loramie Summit Marker
View looking south of the historical marker with a portion of the Miami & Erie Canal in the background.
Loramie Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Loramie Summit Marker
View looking south of the historical marker with a portion of the Miami & Erie Canal and the restored bowstring bridge that spans the canal in the background.
Lockington Locks Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington
4. Lockington Locks Marker
Related marker mentioned in Loramie Summit marker text.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,870 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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