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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 41° 33.44′ N, 83° 40.328′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from West River Road half a mile south of Ford Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Side Cut Metropark, along the Canal Locks Trail, next to canal lock #3. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay's Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); American Faces
Side Cut Locks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
2. Side Cut Locks Marker
Close-up view of the text portion of this historical marker.
(approx. one mile away); Treaty of Greenville (approx. one mile away); Aftermath of War (approx. one mile away); Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. one mile away); Major Amos Stoddard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
3. 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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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
4. 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
5. 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
6. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of the north end of lock #3.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
7. 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
8. 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
9. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of the north end of lock #4.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. Side Cut Locks
View looking south of canal lock #2.
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By Dale K. Benington, December 23, 2009
14. 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
15. 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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