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About 600 feet south of this site and near the river stood Fort Fry occupied during the Indian War 1791–1795.
This fort protected the Waterford settlers during the period of the war. Waterford was founded by the Second Association of . . . — — Map (db m103732) HM
On November 12, 1852, the riverboat Buckeye Belle
exploded at this site. Twenty-four people died
and a dozen were injured in the worst steamboat
disaster on the Muskingum River. An eyewitness
described the scene: “The bank of the canal . . . — — Map (db m103735) HM
Luke Chute is the site of an early mill that
harnessed river power. About 1815, Luke Emerson
and Samuel White built a dam part way across
the river. This created a rapid between the shore
and the end of the dam, the chute. Here they
constructed . . . — — Map (db m121906) HM