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Middletown in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canal Locks

Port Middletown Plaza

 
 
Canal Locks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Canal Locks Marker
Inscription.
Canal locks were built to raise and lower boats as the elevation of the land changed. There were 106 locks on the Miami & Erie Canal to overcome a difference in elevation of 512 feet.

The Excello Lock, left, was the first lock completed on the original Miami Canal in 1826. The Doty Lock, below, was the original Lock #1.
 
Erected by City of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and Others.
 
Location. 39° 30.963′ N, 84° 24.153′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (Ohio Route 122) and N. Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 73), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Canals (here, next to this marker); Port Middletown (here, next to this marker); Canal Boats (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); World War II Veterans Memorial Bench
Port Middletown Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Port Middletown Plaza
Water feature with marker panels in foreground, while artist Eric Henn's Port Middletown on the Miami & Erie Canal mural dominates the wall of the TV Middletown Building in the background. Looking NW.
(approx. mile away); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding Canal Locks. The marker panels are along the side of a water feature on the plaza that is a stylized series of partially opened locks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature
Symbolizing partially opened canal locks. Marker panels are on the outside of the lock wall expansions.
Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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