Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Canal Terminus / Manhattan
Ohio Historical Marker
The original northernmost lock in a canal system which linked Lake Erie with the Ohio River was located near the foot of LaSalle Street. Indiana’s Wabash & Erie Canal (1843 – 1874) joined Ohio’s Miami & Erie Canal (1845 – 1913) near Defiance and shared the same course to this location. Toledo’s Swan Creek side cut became the northern terminus in 1864.
Founded in 1835, by the following year Manhattan was a thriving village of 500 inhabitants. It boasted warehouses, docks, a hotel, a post office, a newspaper, and the first bank in Lucas County. Commercial rival, Toledo, won the canal business and Buffalo investors withdrew their support. Manhattan collapsed overnight. The state of Ohio abandoned the Toledo-to-Manhattan canal link in 1864.
Erected 1988 by Riverside Hospital, Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26–48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 41° 41.31′ N, 83° Touch for map. This historical marker is located in Toledo's north end neighborhood, near the water front, in front of the City of Toledo's water sanitation facility. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43608, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James B. Steedman (approx. 1.7 miles away); George Duncan Forsyth (approx. 2˝ miles away); Private Mark Wood (approx. 2˝ miles away); Vistula Historic District (approx. 3 miles away); Peter Navarre (approx. 3.1 miles away); State Line (approx. 3.3 miles away); Michigan-Ohio Boundary Survey 50th Anniversary (approx. 3.3 miles away in Michigan); Toledo (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Regarding Canal Terminus / Manhattan. This marker marks the northern terminus the longest artificial water way in the United States, the Wabash & Erie Canal.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,431 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.