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Wabash & Erie Canal Historical Markers

Measuring 468 miles long, the Wabash & Erie Canal was the longest artificial waterway in the United States.
Columbia Street Marker image, Touch for more information
By Craig Doda, May 1, 2022
Columbia Street Marker
1Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Columbia Street
For nearly a century, the principal business street of Fort Wayne, named for Dana Columbia, hotel and canal boat operator. Here was the terminal for passengers and freight arriving and departing via stagecoach and canal. Ground broken for . . . Map (db m197141) HM
2Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Old Aqueduct Club Memorial
The Aqueduct Carrying the Wabash and Erie Canal across the St. Marys River was located just north of the bridge about where the Nickle Plate Railroad crosses the river and was the playground and swimminghole for the West End Boys. Completed . . . Map (db m99093) HM
3Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Wabash & Erie Canal
Anchoring the southern edge of the Headwaters Park “Thumb” until circa 1874, the Wabash & Erie Canal’s importance to transportation to the western part of the United States and to the growth of Fort Wayne was substantial. Headwaters Park . . . Map (db m16985) HM
4Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Wabash And Erie Canal
Past this point flowed the Wabash and Erie Canal begun at Fort Wayne in 1832 rad dedicated at Fort Wayne July 4, 1843. m its final phase the canal ran from Maumee Bay on Lake Erie, through Fort Wayne and southwestward to Lafayette and thence . . . Map (db m197327) HM
5Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — 02.1992.2 — Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking
On February 22, 1832, ground was broken two blocks north for the canal, which would link Lake Erie at Toledo with the Ohio River at Evansville. Jordan Vigus, Canal Commissioner, Charles W. Ewing, Samuel Hanna, Elias Murray participated in the . . . Map (db m21045) HM
6Indiana, Allen County, New Haven — 02.2003.1 — Gronauer Lock No. 2
Wabash and Erie Canal lock was discovered here June 1991 during excavation for highway construction. It was built 1838–1840 by Henry Lotz and named for lock keeper Joseph Gronauer. The rare, well-preserved timber-frame design lock measured . . . Map (db m2498) HM
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7Indiana, Allen County, New Haven — The Wabash & Erie Canal
Past this point flowed the Wabash and Erie Canal begun in 1832 and dedicated July 4. 1843 at Fort Wayne. In its final phase the canal extended 459 miles from Maumee Bay to Toledo, through New Havens southwestward to Layette and then to . . . Map (db m197133) HM
8Indiana, Carroll County, Burnettsville — Burnett's Creek Arch
Built in 1840 for Burnett's Creek to pass under Wabash and Erie CanalMap (db m35488) HM
9Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — "Pull Me" Boat — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Marie Harris, Ellen Hostetler and Nancy Farrier, in memory of their parents John David and Ruth Marie Hilderandt Rhine John and Ruth were both lifetime residents of Carroll County. They loved this part of Indiana and its history. In 1961 they . . . Map (db m163347) HM
10Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — An Herb Garden — Fine Flavor for Food & Medicine for the Sick — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Before You Is a Kaleidoscope of Flavors and Scents Early settlers maintained an herb garden for four reasons: Medicine, flavor for food, to provide scents for soap and for fresh flowers as well as dried flowers for year-long . . . Map (db m163307) HM
11Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Bicentennial Garden — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Bicentennial Garden was created in 2016 as a way for the Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Association to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana. With a strong focus on blues and yellows, the . . . Map (db m163258) HM
12Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Blacksmithing — Shaping Iron for Fittings to Run the Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Blacksmith Shop A Blacksmith is one who works with iron at a furnace or forge where "black” metal, heated and wrought is formed by beating and hammering into a desired shape. A "whitesmith” worked with light metals. . . . Map (db m163333) HM
13Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Broom Maker — Crafting Beautiful Objects from Broomcorn — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Broomcorn The Unique Plant Broomcorn consists of a tall stately stalk (14- 18 feet) with a brush at the top and no ears. Broomcorn is a member of the sorghum family. The only part of the broomcorn that is used is the brush. The process of . . . Map (db m163330) HM
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14Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Cabin Homestead 1830s — A Source of shelter, food & economy — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Building A Home Felhng 40 or so logs in the forest 15-26 inches in diameter for the sides and ends the settler had only to add three or four shorter ones for the gables. Each end was notched to both secure one log with the next and to . . . Map (db m163318) HM
15Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Canal Boats — Life On the Wabash & Erie Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Canal Boat That Will Not Float? The Playground Boat is most like the freight boat in the above illustration. But this one has been changed to make it fun for young people's imagination. It won't float in the Canal but it will carry . . . Map (db m163259) HM
16Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Canal Bridges — Crossing the Canal in Carroll County, Indiana — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Variety of Bridges Solve Many Problems When the Wabash & Erie Canal cut through an Indiana wilderness, its 40 feet wide channel of water created challenges for those who wished to cross from one side to the other. Pedestrians, . . . Map (db m163312) HM
17Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Canal Power — Animal: The Engine of the Canal and the Farm — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Animals For Towing Canal Boats During a time before motorized power, canal boats were towed by horses or mules using heavy ropes of 100 feet or more. On the Wabash & Erie Canal towpath, one animal or more hitched in tandem, were led by a . . . Map (db m163350) HM
18Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Canal Village — Life On the Wabash & Erie Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Creating a Life in the Wilderness The Canal Village is comprised of buildings constructed during the canal era. The water in back of you is the only remaining accessible and recreational watered segment of the Wabash & Erie Canal in . . . Map (db m163315) HM
19Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Carrollton on the Wabash
90 lots platted in 1836 on both sides of Wabash - Erie Canal lock.

A Post office in 1838 - 39. The lock passed canal boats into the river on the pool of the Great Dam at Pittsburg five miles below. The mules carried the towline across the . . . Map (db m35413) HM
20Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Constructing the Wabash & Erie Canal — 468 Miles of Hard Labor — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Surveying: A Canal could not proceed along the upper Wabash until title to Miami and Potawatomi lands were transferred to the State. At the 1826 Treaty of Paradise Springs the title was conveyed. A corps of U. S. engineers was sent to Fort . . . Map (db m163309) HM
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21Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Delphi
Named and platted in 1828 by Gen. Samuel Milroy, on 100 acres donated by Wm. Wilson for the seat of Carroll Co., named for Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Henry Robinson was the first settler. . . . Map (db m1154) HM
22Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Education Along The Canal — The One Room Log School House — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
How Would You Like To Sit On A Log Bench All Day? The structure before you depicts a one room log school house of 1834. If you were between the ages of 5 and 21 in rural Indiana in the 1830s you would have attended a one room school very . . . Map (db m163328) HM
23Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Fouts Kitchen And Medical Plants Garden — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Kitchen Vegetable Garden As European settlers arrived via the canal and by wagon this region was still a wilderness in the 1830s. It was essential for their survival to bring seeds and root cuttings to start their gardens in this forest . . . Map (db m163319) HM
24Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Interpretive Center — A Unique Configuration of 1850's Facades — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Wabash & Erie Canal conference and interpretive center before you combines historic facades from 1850s downtown Delphi. J. H. Stewart Drugs, Callahan Boots and Lathrope Bakery fill the middle of the block in this 1850s . . . Map (db m163275) HM
25Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Irish Canal Workers Cabin
Logs were part of the railroad trestle at Pittsburgh removed in the 1930s. They became a lakeside cottage on Freeman Lake known as "The Oaks". Logs were donated by the families of: Grantham, Israel and Goyer in 2019Map (db m163338) HM
26Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Lewis Thomas Jones — (1806 - 1885) — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Lewis T. Jones, a blacksmith, and his wife Manerva arrived in Carroll County in 1850, They disembarked from the Wabash & Erie Canal at Lockport and two years later settled in Jefferson Township. One of their eight children who came with them . . . Map (db m163260) HM
27Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Little Church On The Canal — Delphi in 1889 — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A New Spiritual Anchor at Canal Park During the 1830s and 40s the Canal transformed this region into a new cultural and economic entity. This new era propelled a now confident Delphi into the mid and late 19th century. It was now ready . . . Map (db m163314) HM
28Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Loom House Weaver — The Essential Craft of the Canal Era — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Weaving for the Canal Homestead If the woodsman's axe and the long rifle were first in importance to the pioneer, the spinning wheel and the loom would rank second. In colonial America many families wove cloth for clothing. bedding, . . . Map (db m163324) HM
29Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Mentzer Tavern — Grantham's Overlook
Carrollton on the Wabash The Mentzer Tavern was built in 1840 at the north end of the Carrollton Towing Path Bridge that crossed the Wabash River. Erected by Ignatius Mentzer and George Friday, it opened as a cooper shop where barrels were made . . . Map (db m35438) HM
30Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Mule Barn
Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Inc. wishes to convey its appreciation for the contribution and vision of our friend and neighbor, Duke Energy Foundation. The completion of the Mule Barn creates a major historic site for Canal Park and . . . Map (db m163351) HM
31Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Native Plants of the Canal — Wabash and Erie Towpath Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Prairie plants like those featured here grew along the canal's towpath. Look for the featured plants as you walk the towpath. Can You Picture It? The canal landscape has changed over time. The Canal Width. The canal . . . Map (db m163261) HM
32Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Paper Mill Complex — Canal Water Powers Paper Production
Surrounded By Immense Water Power Delphi Paper Mill: George Robertson came from Scotland and established a small paper mill here in 1845. It was powered by Canal water leased by the State and parallel to the Wabash River. Enoch Rinehart . . . Map (db m163361) HM
33Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — River Travel — Travel Before the Building of Canals — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Before Canals The Wabash River illustrates how wilderness streams served as highways beginning with the early French explorers. Before the canal, rivers brought settlers to new adventures and opportunities cutting through unknown . . . Map (db m163279) HM
34Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Carrollton Bridge
Front The Wabash & Erie Canal meets the Wabash River Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Delphi, Indiana See Photo #2: 1844 Timber Truss Bridge The Wabash and Erie Canal authorities built the first bridge here in . . . Map (db m35445) HM
35Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Cooper — Making Barrles to Move Produce — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Cooper Shop: An Ancient Craft The Cooper trade is an old one which came to America in the 1600s and was a leader in developing and introducing machines to replace the handmade methods. Before modern plastics and cardboard materials were . . . Map (db m163326) HM
36Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Depot — Restored Depot located across from Canal Lock — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A New Home For The Depot This restored train depot was originally used by the Erie Line in Leiters Ford, Indiana. Built in the 1880s it symbolized a new mode of competition for canal travel. By the 1860s the Canal fell into decline . . . Map (db m163345) HM
37Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Guard Lock — Protecting the Canal from Flood Waters — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Guard Lock Gates Keep The Canal Safe Before you is a replica of a guard lock constructed of large cut limestone blocks. Guard locks often had only one set of gates as opposed to lift locks which always had two sets of lock gates. The . . . Map (db m163339) HM
38Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Itinerant Worker's Cabin — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Small Construction Camp Shanty This Canal worker's shanty is constructed of actual canal-era timbers. Plain and simple, these temporary structures provided for the workers - offering a place to sleep, argue, joke, gamble, mediate and . . . Map (db m163337) HM
39Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Paper Maker's Shop — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Papermaking developed in China around 100 AD. The process is based on using any plant fiber or cellulose based material which has been processed (beaten) and mixed with water. Cotton, hemp and linen are commonly used. The hand dipping process . . . Map (db m163316) HM
40Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Post Office At Sleeth — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Along the Monon Tracks This building originally served as the post office in Sleeth, a rural community in Carroll County about nine miles northwest of Delphi. Sleeth was also known as McCoy's Station on the Louisville, New Albany, & . . . Map (db m163341) HM
41Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — The Wabash & Erie Canal — Operating The Canal
Front The Longest Canal in North America Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Delphi, Indiana The Wabash & Erie Canal extended 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana On March 2, 1827, a Congressional land grant made . . . Map (db m35449) HM
42Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Trails to History — Welcome to Delphi
Great Place to Visit Enjoy yourself, take your time, bring your camera and your fishing tackle, watch the clouds reflected on the Wabash, experience the spirit of a nineteenth century downtown square, walk a tree lined trail along the . . . Map (db m163356) HM
43Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Wabash & Erie Canal — Commerce & Culture — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Wabash & Erie Canal ran 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana, thus providing access to New York and the East Coast via the Erie Canal and access to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi . . . Map (db m163281) HM
44Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Wabash And Erie Canal
Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures . . . Map (db m163353) HM
45Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — 08.1992.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures are still in . . . Map (db m7540) HM
46Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Welcome To Canal Park — Celebrating the Past Building for the future — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. Founded in 1974, in Delphi, Indiana, Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the stretch of the Wabash & Erie Canal located in Delphi, Indiana. Approximately . . . Map (db m163280) HM
47Indiana, Carroll County, Delphi — Welcome To Delphi — Trails to History — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Great Place to Visit Enjoy yourself, take your time, bring your camera and your fishing tackle, watch the clouds reflected on the Wabash, experience the spirit of a nineteenth century downtown square, walk a tree lined trail along the . . . Map (db m163306) HM
48Indiana, Cass County, Logansport — 09.1966.1 — Wabash & Erie Canal — Reported missing
Trade and emigration route from Lake Erie to Evansville. Completed through Logansport 1840. Followed Erie Avenue and 5th Street, crossing Eel River by wooden aqueduct. Abandoned about 1876.Map (db m35409) HM
49Indiana, Daviess County, Elnora — 14.2007.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
A canal from Terre Haute to Evansville authorized 1846. Maysville Division along White River was over 23 miles long from Newberry through Owl Prairie (now Elnora) to Maysville; part of it paralleled what is now S.R. 57. Contracts were let June . . . Map (db m23203) HM
50Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — 23.1997.1 — Attica & Covington Canal Skirmish
In fall 1846, residents of Covington and Attica skirmished at Lock 35 over lack of water to Covington. Heavy rains eventually resolved the problem. Competition among canal towns over water control was often intense. First boat reached Attica 1846 . . . Map (db m3284) HM
51Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Wabash - Erie Canal — 1846 - 1875
Shawnee Township Wabash - Erie Canal 1846 - 1875 The Canal extended from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana. Construction on the 376 mile section in Indiana began in 1832 and completed through Fountain County in 1846. One to six horses in . . . Map (db m20364) HM
52Indiana, Franklin County, Metamora — Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
The Whitewater Canal was one of several projects begun by the Indiana Improvement Act of 1836, which was designed to improve transportation and develop commerce state-wide. Constructed to link southeastern and central Indiana, the canal was . . . Map (db m163363) HM
53Indiana, Gibson County, Francisco — Wabash & Erie Canal
( At Top - - Canal Map & Points of Interest ) Here is a section of the Wabash & Erie Canal still visible in Gibson County. Construction of the approx. 460 mi. canal. The longest in North America. Began in 1832 & was completed in 1853. One . . . Map (db m47806) HM
54Indiana, Huntington County, Huntington — Burk's Lock — 1835-1873
The canal boat "Indiana" docked here on the evening of July 3, 1835, opening the Wabash and Erie canal to traffic from Fort Wayne to Huntington. This was the first section of the canal opened in Indiana. John Burk, for whom the lock was named, was a . . . Map (db m7546) HM
55Indiana, Huntington County, Huntington — 35.1973.1 — Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall
(Side 1) Canal Landing on Washington Street. The Huntington Landing started 120 feet west on Washington St and continued to the lock at Cherry St. The Wabash & Erie canal was 4 feet deep and 100 feet wide as this point. Other locks . . . Map (db m65223) HM
56Indiana, Huntington County, Huntington — Rock House
The first permanent hotel of Huntington was built of stone on this site by General John Tipton in 1835. Standing on the bank of the Wabash and Erie Canal, it was a commercial, political and social center. From 1862 to 1872 it housed one of the first . . . Map (db m7547) HM
57Indiana, Huntington County, Huntington — The Wabash & Erie Canal Fulfilled George Washington's Dream
The Wabash & Erie Canal fulfilled George Washington's dream of connecting the St. Lawrence Seaway with the Gulf of Mexico by creating a waterway across the only land barrier that lay between the St. Marys River in Fort Wayne and this site on the . . . Map (db m161453) HM
58Indiana, Huntington County, Roanoke — 35.1997.1 — Wabash & Erie Canal Lock 4
First lock west of summit level of Wabash and Erie Canal (connected Lake Erie with Ohio River in 1853). Known as Dickey Lock. Built as Lock 1, 1834-1835, of wood construction; renumbered Lock 4 as result of canal completion to Ohio line (1840). . . . Map (db m61119) HM
59Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis — 49.1992.5 — Site of the Central Canal
Authorized by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, Central Canal conceived as link in transportation system connecting Wabash and Erie Canal with Ohio River. State's bankruptcy in 1839 prevented completion of Central Canal. Canal has since . . . Map (db m95231) HM
60Indiana, Parke County, Montezuma — 61.1966.1 — Wabash & Erie Canal
The Wabash & Erie was the longest canal built in North America, running from Toledo to Evansville. Montezuma was the main port of Parke County. This portion was abandoned about 1865.Map (db m3679) HM
61Indiana, Pike County, Oakland City — 26.1976.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853
The approximately 460 mile canal from Toledo, Ohio, to Evansville, Indiana, was the longest canal built in the United States. Here a section constructed above the natural land surface to prevent flooding and erosion, remains intact.Map (db m47811) HM
62Indiana, Pike County, Petersburg — 63.1992.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Site of depot for canal which passed through town at foot of Main Street. Operations through Petersburg ceased 1860. Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville, through Fort Wayne, . . . Map (db m23215) HM
63Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — John Purdue Block
Erected on this site in 1845 by John Purdue (October 31, 1802 - September 12, 1876) The John Purdue Block was a collection of 12 stores, each 22 feet wide, occupying the complete block between Columbia and South streets. At the time, it was the . . . Map (db m34826) HM
64Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal — Which Operated 1841 - - 1872
Between Toledo, Ohio, and Evansville, Indiana. And which, through Lafayette paralleled the Wabash River, crossing Main Street at the East end of the bridge.Map (db m34215) HM
65Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Westpoint — Granville — Wabash and Erie Canal Town
Founded in 1834 by Thomas W. Treckett and Thomas Concannon, with later additions in 1836. Granville boasted 153 lots and a public square. In 1850 its name was changed to Weaton, after the Wea Indian town which once stood to the east. Later the name . . . Map (db m34827) HM
66Indiana, Vanderburgh County, Evansville — The Short Lived Canal
On March 2, 1827, Congress provided a land grant to encourage Indiana to build the Wabash & Erie Canal. The original plan was to link the navigable water of the Maumee with the Wabash through the seven mile portage at Fort Wayne. Work began five . . . Map (db m48241) HM
67Indiana, Vanderburgh County, Evansville — 82.1947.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Completed from Lake Erie to Evansville, 1853. Used till 1865. Passing from 5th St. to 1st Ave., canal widened into basin for docks covering part of this square.Map (db m47817) HM
68Indiana, Vigo County, Terre Haute — Wabash and Erie Canal
This marker denotes the site of one of the canal’s dry dock areas as depicted on 1854 City of Terra Haute map. Dry dock areas along the canal were used to construct and/or repair canal barges and boats. Constructed mostly of wood . . . Map (db m175901) HM
69Indiana, Wabash County, Lagro — Kerr Lock
Important Business Center on the old Wabash Erie canal this site presented to the town of Lagro by Charles Nottingham to be Presented as a Historical MonumentMap (db m68098) HM
70Ohio, Defiance County, Independence — Two Canals — Anthony Wayne Parkway
This marker is on the trunk line of both the Miami & Erie Canal and the Wabash & Erie Canal. The Miami & Erie Canal, built by Ohio, was begun on July 21, 1825 and completed in 1845. It connected the Ohio River at Cincinnati with Lake Erie at . . . Map (db m19438) HM
71Ohio, Henry County, Liberty Center — 24 — Lock 43
Miami Wabash & Erie Canal 1843 - 1913Map (db m207145) HM
72Ohio, Henry County, Texas — James Durbin
Sec. No. 53, W.&E.C. Completed 1842 By James DurbinMap (db m28614) HM
73Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Side Cut Locks — Reported permanently removed
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 . . . Map (db m173273) HM
74Ohio, Lucas County, Providence Township — 31-48 — Miami & Erie Canal — Ohio Historical Marker
The Wabash & Erie Canal opened between Toledo and Lafayette, Indiana, May 8, 1843. The Miami Extension Canal was completed to Junction, Ohio, on July 4, 1845, linking the Wabash & Erie Canal with Cincinnati and resulting in changing the canal’s . . . Map (db m19574) HM
75Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo — 26–48 — Canal Terminus / Manhattan — Ohio Historical Marker — Reported missing
Marker Front: Canal Terminus 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) . . . Map (db m19439) HM
76Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo — 20-48 — Toledo’s Canals — Ohio Historical Marker
[Marker Front]: The first canal boat arrived in Toledo from Indiana in 1843 via the Wabash & Erie Canal. The Miami & Erie Canal from Cincinnati was completed in 1845. It joined the W&E Canal near Defiance and they shared the same course . . . Map (db m19474) HM
77Ohio, Lucas County, Waterville — 40-48 — John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal
East Side of Marker: "John Pray - Founder of Waterville, Ohio" Born in Rhode Island, John Pray (1783-1872) moved to the Maumee River Valley from New York shortly after serving in the War of 1812 and completing a . . . Map (db m30795) HM
78Ohio, Paulding County, Junction — 4-63 — Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie Canals — Junction, Ohio
On this site, the Miami and Erie Canal, that came north from Cincinnati and the Ohio River, intersected with the Wabash and Erie Canal that came from Fort Wayne and Evansville, Indiana. From this point, which became the town of Junction, the canals . . . Map (db m27250) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023