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Near Catawba in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Dam

 
 
The Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
1. The Dam Marker
Inscription.
As a boat approached the canal traveling south on the Catawba River, the patroon, or river boat pilot, first saw the diversion dam. The dam consisted of piles of loose stone on the river bottom. The dam projected from the bank at roughly forty degrees, and did not completely cross the river. It was designed simply to keep a sufficient water supply flowing through the canal when the river was low and to maintain an area of calm water to prevent boats from being swept into the shoals during floods
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 47.463′ N, 80° 52.8′ W. Marker is near Catawba, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive near Landsford Road (South Carolina Highway 843), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Canal Trail of Landsford Canal State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2051 Park Drive, Catawba SC 29704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guardlock (here, next to this marker); Landsford Canal State Park Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Landsford Canal State Park
The Dam Marker Illustration image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
2. The Dam Marker Illustration
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (about 700 feet away); Landsford Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Footbridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Culvert (approx. mile away); The Canal Bed (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mill Complex (approx. one mile away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catawba.
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 5, 2016
3. The Dam Marker
The Dam Marker (Left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 5, 2016
4. The Dam Marker (Left)
The old dam image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
5. The old dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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