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The Miami & Erie Canal Historical Markers

Built between 1825 and 1845 the 249 mile long Miami and Erie Canal connected Cincinnati, Ohio to Toledo, Ohio.
 
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1 New York, Onondaga County, Syracuse, Eastside — James Geddes
Senior Chief Engineer of the New York Canals His public history may be found in the history of the General and State Goverments; His private [virtues?] in the memory of his acquaintances Born in Pennsylvania July 22, 1763. . . . Map (db m181134) HM
2 Ohio, Allen County, Delphos — Delphos
Founded 1845 on the Miami and Erie Canal by Rev. John O. and Ferdinand BredeickMap (db m155449) HM
3 Ohio, Allen County, Delphos — Delphos / Miami Erie Canal
Delphos Delphos began and flourished as separate settlements: East Bredeick, West Bredeick, Howard, and Section Ten (named after a section of the canal). In 1851, Father John Otto Bredeick, a Bavarian priest who had purchased and founded this . . . Map (db m159752) HM
4 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Kolter's MillVillage of Spencerville — Est. 1844 —
This grain mill, which was located at the southwest corner of Second & Broadway Streets and considered one of the oldest landmarks in Spencerville, was constructed in 1843 and remained in existence until the early 1940's. The mill eliminated the . . . Map (db m196332) HM
5 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Miami – Erie CanalLock 15
Miami – Erie Canal From 1845 to about 1906 barges pulled by horses provided transportation from the Ohio River to Lake Erie through a system of locks which raised or lowered boats to the next level of the canal. Locks often became . . . Map (db m22933) HM
6 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Miami & Erie Canal Deep Cut / Miami & Erie CanalAnthony Wayne Parkway
Miami & Erie Canal, Deep Cut You are on that section of the Miami and Erie Canal where the greatest excavation was made – a section that has been known over the years as “Deep Cut.” The huge ditch, 6,600 feet long and 5 to . . . Map (db m22848) HM
7 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Miami And Erie Canal Deep Cut
Miami And Erie Canal Deep Cut has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1975 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or . . . Map (db m166567) HM
8 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Miami-Erie CanalLock 15 — Miami-Erie Canal —
From 1845 to about 1906 barges pulled by horses provided transportation from the Ohio river to Lake Erie through a system of locks which raised or lowered boats to the next level of the canal. Locks often became sites of towns. Beginning . . . Map (db m166569) HM
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9 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Village of SpencervilleEst. 1844
Spencerville was platted in 1844 under the name "Spencer". In 1854, the name was changed to "Acadia", and was incorporated as Spencerville in 1866. The town was located on the banks of the Miami & Erie Canal, and its development as a commercial . . . Map (db m196325) HM
10 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Village of SpencervilleEst. 1844
Canal boats carried either freight or passengers. The typical canal boat was 14 1/2 feet wide by 85 feet long and carried up to 100 tons of cargo. Each boat typically had a captain, members of his family, animal drivers, steersmen and a bowman. The . . . Map (db m196328) HM
11 Ohio, Allen County, Spencerville — Village of SpencervilleEst. 1844
Canal specifications called for the canal to be 28' wide at the bottom and 40' wide at the top. The water level was 4' deep and the tow path was 10' wide. A team of mules, donkeys or horses pulled the boat along by means of a 90 foot tow rope.Map (db m196329) HM
12 Ohio, Auglaize County, Kossuth — Bloody Bridge
During the canal years of the 1850's a rivalry grew between Bill Jones and Jack Billings for the love of Minnie Warren. This became hatred by Bill because Minnie chose Jack. On a fall night in 1854, returning from a party, Minnie and Jack were . . . Map (db m80159) HM
13 Ohio, Auglaize County, Minster — Flag of MinsterCoat of Arms
Represents the strong Christian faith of the community. In the eighth century Charlemagne and Benedictine missionaries brought this faith to the Saxon tribes in the Munster and Osnabruck area of Germany. Oak Leaf and Acorn - The acorn is . . . Map (db m238608) HM
14 Ohio, Auglaize County, Minster, Jackson Township — Miami-Erie Canal
Completed in 1845, the canal gave quick and easy access to the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Boats were towed along the canal using donkeys or horses, traveling at 4 to 5 miles per hour. With ice in the winter, flooding, and the slowness of the boats, . . . Map (db m238593) HM
15 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — Bowstring Girder
Constructed in 1864, this is the oldest cast iron "bowstring girder" bridge in Ohio. Originally part of a three-span structure over the Auglaize River in Wapakoneta, the bridge was moved to Moulton Angle Road north of New Knoxville in 1904. In 1984, . . . Map (db m22947) HM
16 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — Loramie Summit
The Miami Erie Canal, built 1825-1845, 244.5 miles long, was a transporter of passengers and freight between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This section is Loramie Summit., a 21 mile plateau of water retained by Lock 1-N (this marker) and Lock 1-S at . . . Map (db m22946) HM
17 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — Miami and Erie CanalNew Bremen, Ohio
Locking Through Lock One North is one of 105 locks used to raise and lower boats traveling between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Large wooden gates were built at each end of the lock to hold water in the lock. A boat, pulled by a team of . . . Map (db m23062) HM
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18 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen
Lockkeeper's House The Lockkeeper's House was the residence of the Lockkeeper and his family. The Lockkeeper was on duty 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and was responsible for operating the lock as needed to move boats through the . . . Map (db m22781) HM
19 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — Partners
The Miami and Erie Canal, connecting the Ohio River with Lake Erie, was the primary mode of transportation for cargo in the mid to late 1800s. This allowed towns like New Bremen to quickly grow and prosper. Local farm boys, leading the family . . . Map (db m167049) HM
20 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen — 2-6 — The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen
The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen Begun in 1833, the Miami Extension linked the Miami Canal in Dayton to the Wabash & Erie Canal at Junction. Engineering difficulties, epidemics and the Panic of 1837 delayed completion of the Extension . . . Map (db m20023) HM
21 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen, German Township — Canal Lock StonesVillage of New Bremen
These stones were originally used at Grand Lake St. Marys in the Bulkhead Lock constructed in 1852. Each stone was "neatly dressed with a bush hammer," meaning it was cut and finished with a hand chisel by masons at the construction site. . . . Map (db m236469) HM
22 Ohio, Auglaize County, New Bremen, German Township — Original “Bump” Bridge — Village of New Bremen —
The original "bump" bridge crossing the feeder was just a few feet above the water line of the canal. A canal boat actually bumped or pushed the bridge to turn the bridge decking to an open position. Then the bridge structure was a turntable on . . . Map (db m236459) HM
23 Ohio, Auglaize County, St. Marys — St. Marys
Near Ohio's largest interior lake created by a reservoir for the Miami-Erie Canal, 1845Map (db m176149)
24 Ohio, Auglaize County, St. Marys — The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal
To the left is the "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal. The canal extension from Dayton to Toledo was completed in 1837. Linking the Great Lakes to the Ohio River. Travel took only five days to Toledo and six days to Cincinnati. The canal . . . Map (db m29673) HM
25 Ohio, Auglaize County, St. Marys, Noble Township — 40 Acre Pond
Largest of 3 ponds created when the St. Mary's River was relocated here during construction of Miami-Erie Canal. The existing tow path is the west bank of the canal. Canal built Cincinnati to Toledo 1825 - 1845.Map (db m235858) HM
26 Ohio, Auglaize County, St. Marys, Noble Township — Lock 14 on the Miami and Erie Canal
The Miami and Erie Canal opened the western Ohio wilderness between Cincinnati and Toledo in the mid-19th century. More than 4000 workers labored to build the canal, earning 30 cents a day, a jigger of whiskey, and room and board. When completed, . . . Map (db m235857) HM
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27 Ohio, Auglaize County, St. Marys, Noble Township — 2202-02 — Six Mile Creek Aqueduct / The Miami & Erie Canal
Six Mile Creek Aqueduct. Canal aqueducts provide transportation of canal waters over natural waterways, allowing for reliable boat passage. The multi-arch masonry and formed concrete flume of the Six Mile Creek Aqueduct create a unique . . . Map (db m234184) HM
28 Ohio, Butler County, Middletown — Port MiddletownPort Middletown Plaza
Port Middletown, located at Third St. (Central Ave.), was the main port along the Miami & Erie Canal. A scale was located there and tolls were collected. [Photos] Left, a fire in 1881 at the Ben Smith Livery at Port Middletown has just been . . . Map (db m30418) HM
29 Ohio, Defiance County, Defiance — 24 — Fort StarvationLet's Get Historic
This area is thought to be the burial place of more than 300 soldiers who once camped at Fort Winchester, Camp No. 3, also known as Fort Starvation, during the War of 1812. They were led by Brigadier General James Winchester. Kentucky . . . Map (db m207146) HM
30 Ohio, Defiance County, Defiance — Miami & Erie Canal Lock No. 37
History Connecting the Maumee, Miami and the Wabash Rivers for economical transportation was advocated by George Washington as early as 1773. Captain John Riley surveyed the route in 1820. After further surveys, the Ohio legislature in . . . Map (db m173037) HM
31 Ohio, Defiance County, Independence — Site of Lock No. 13
Site of Lock No.13 Miami-Erie Canal Built 1825-45Map (db m173031) HM
32 Ohio, Defiance County, Independence — Two CanalsAnthony 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
33 Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Over-The-Rhine — The Miami and Erie Canal
The Miami and Erie Canal ———— • ———— Over this site once flowed the Miami and Erie Canal, linking the Ohio River with the Maumee and Lake Erie. The canal was opened in 1827 and was finally . . . Map (db m43960) HM
34 Ohio, Hamilton County, Lockland — Canal Days in Lockland / Miami & Erie CanalAnthony Wayne Parkway
Canal Days in Lockland The canal was a place for fun as well as commerce; for boys, a place to swim, boat, and fish; for the whole family, a place to skate when the canal became a frozen ribbon of ice; for lodge and church groups, a place for . . . Map (db m163571) HM
35 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 5-35 — Miami & Erie Canal And Napoleon's First Cemetery
The Miami & Erie Canal stretched approximately 250 miles from Cincinnati to Toledo. Napoleon and other towns on the Maumee River's banks were on a slackwater section of the canal. Between 1825 and 1845, laborers constructed the canal using . . . Map (db m160264) HM
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36 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 6-35 — Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water / How Napoleon Kept Its Name
Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water. The completion of the Miami and Erie Canal passing through Napoleon in 1843 provided a way to receive manufactured goods, export farm products, and power local mills. The early industries of . . . Map (db m122324) HM
37 Ohio, Logan County, Russells Point — 15-46 — Indian Lake Spillway
Indian Lake Dam was built 1851-1860 to create a feeder lake, known as the Lewistown Reservoir, for the Miami and Erie Canal. The dam included a 700-foot long concrete ogee weir spillway that discharged water from the lake into the Great Miami . . . Map (db m226465) HM
38 Ohio, Logan County, Russells Point — Miami- Erie Canal / Lewistown Reservoir
As a result of the success of the Erie Canal in New York, the Ohio General Assembly decided to build two canals to promote business and travel between the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The Miami & Erie Canal, built in three stages, united Cincinnati . . . Map (db m104126) HM
39 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — 31-48 — Miami & Erie CanalOhio 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
40 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — Next Stop: Backruptcy!
Railroads signaled changing times for the canals, making them obsolete before they were even finished. Only five years after the first spadesful of dirt on the Miami and Erie Canal had been dug, trains were already rolling into Ohio. . . . Map (db m173224) HM
41 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — Tempers Explode As Dams Get BuiltRising Water and Rising Tempers
Legend has it that construction wasn't easy. All towns wanted the canal because it brought them prosperity. The townsfolk living across the river in Gilead (Grand Rapids) were so angry that their town was not on the canal route that they . . . Map (db m173227) HM
42 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — The Oberle Hotel
A former hotel at this site was once a popular stopover for travelers in the 1850s on the Miami and Erie Canal. Folklore tells us this old hotel had questionable roots at best. Reportedly once a house of ill repute, the hotel had . . . Map (db m173219) HM
43 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — The Towpath Trail
The Towpath Trail, where mules once towed flat bottom boats on the Miami & Erie Canal, connects three Metroparks along the scenic Maumee River. Farnsworth overlooks three islands in the river and the picturesque ruins of an Interurban Bridge. . . . Map (db m173225) HM
44 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — The Towpath TrailProvidence Metropark, Bend View Metropark & Farnsworth Metropark
Providence Dam: A roller dam across the Maumee River is a scenic spot to fish or just relax. The dam was built to divert water into the canal. Providence Dam Area Providence Dam Shelter (preservable) Rangers & . . . Map (db m195581) HM
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45 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — The Towpath Trail
Providence Dam: A roller dam across the Maumee River is a scenic spot to fish or just relax. The dam was built to divert water into the canal. Providence Dam Area Providence Dam Shelter (reservable) Rangers & . . . Map (db m195584) HM
46 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — Through The Eyes Of An Artist
The ghost town of Providence was once a booming city with warehouses, shops, and the canal. Colorful characters such as these would have been seen throughout canal towns and villages. Thanks to illustrator Bill Kuhlman we have a peek at . . . Map (db m173218) HM
47 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — Tough Times On The Towpath
Life was not easy for the 50,000 people who called Ohio home at the beginning of the canal era. It was difficult to send goods, travel and receive mail. Governor Ethan Allan Brown authorized canal construction to help ease the . . . Map (db m173220) HM
48 Ohio, Lucas County, Grand Rapids, Providence Township — Water's Way: Flood And Ice
It may surprise you that nature relies on floods. Floods and adjacent lands called floodplains allow rivers to purge excess sand, silt, and pollution. Plants and shrubs along the edge trap floodwater debris. The earth itself filters . . . Map (db m173226) HM
49 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Good Work Pays Off
Named for the Miami and Erie Canal's 'side cut' to Maumee City this canal land, later abandoned, became the first Metropark. Opened during the Great Depression, Side Cut Metropark's landscape is dotted with remnants of work done by 500 men . . . Map (db m173279) HM
50 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Locking in Commerce
Before super highways, Ohio had the Miami and Erie Canal. Running from Toledo to Cincinnati, it included 106 locks which allowed canal boats to move through many elevation changes. The first six of these locks were built for the bustling . . . Map (db m173280) HM
51 Ohio, 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
52 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Side Cut's Left Over Locks
Construction of roads and other landscape changes have meant the disappearance of much of the canal system. Remnants such as locks can be seen throughout our Metropark system.Map (db m173281) HM
53 Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo — 26–48 — Canal Terminus / ManhattanOhio Historical Marker Reported missing
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) joined Ohio’s Miami & Erie . . . Map (db m19439) HM
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54 Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo, Southside — 12-48 — The Toledo Zoo / Toledo's Canals
The Toledo Zoo Now ranked among the country's finest, the zoo began in 1900 with one large woodchuck in a box at Walbridge Park. After the organization of the Toledo Zoological Society, 1905-10, the zoo began its steady growth, particularly . . . Map (db m41959) HM
55 Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo, Warren Sherman — 20-48 — Toledo’s CanalsOhio 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
56 Ohio, 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
57 Ohio, Lucas County, Waterville, Waterville Township — The Towpath TrailProvidence Metropark, Bend View Metropark & Farnsworth Metropark
Providence Metropark Providence Dam: A roller dam across the Maumee River is a scenic spot to fish or just relax. The dam was built to divert water into the canal. Providence Dam Area Dam Shelter, Overlook, Rangers & Maintenance . . . Map (db m217131) HM
58 Ohio, Mercer County, Celina — CelinaCorporation Limit Marker
Founded in 1834. Grand Lake created as a reservoir for Miami and Erie Canal.Map (db m159672) HM
59 Ohio, Mercer County, Celina — Grand Lake St. Marys
Whats with the name? This lake has been known under different names. When it was first constructed as the Grand Reservoir for the Miami-Erie Canal. Location of that during construction to the local residents may called it something else not as . . . Map (db m166626) HM
60 Ohio, Mercer County, Celina — Grand Lake St. Marys SpillwayMercer County Reservoir — Miami and Erie Canal Feeder —
Grand Lake St. Marys was constructed between 1837 and 1845 as a feeder reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal. The reservoir provided a constant source of water for the canal through a feeder canal located at the eastern embankment of the lake. . . . Map (db m83247) HM
61 Ohio, Miami County, Eldean — Eldean Covered Bridge
Eldean Bridge is the only covered bridge left of about 30 that once crossed Miami County streams. The bridge, built in 1860, is one of Ohio's oldest. With a deck length of 222 feet, it is also the state's second longest covered . . . Map (db m166799) HM
62 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 5-55 — Lock Nine
Completed in 1837, the limestone lock nine served as a catalyst for the growth of Piqua. The lock helped connect the village to Cincinnati (1837) and Toledo (1845) by way of the Miami and Erie Canal. German immigrants traveled up the canal from . . . Map (db m17277) HM
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63 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Miami and Erie CanalAnthony Wayne Parkway
Governor Clinton of New York broke ground for the canal on July 21, 1825 just below Middletown. Built in sections, the canal was opened from the Ohio River to Lake Erie in l845. It was 248.8 miles long. rose to a summit at Loramie of . . . Map (db m166802) HM
64 Ohio, Miami County, Tipp City — 24-55 — Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15
[Side A:] This section of the Miami and Erie Canal, constructed from 1833-1837, was vital to this region's commerce and development. It allowed for farmers and businesses to get their goods to larger markets at a lower cost and faster . . . Map (db m18385) HM
65 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Historic Lock 12A Long Hidden Relic of the Miami & Erie Canal
In front of you is a “footprint” of Lock 12 using a portion of the lock stones from the original Lock 12. It’s constructed in accordance with the original dimensions of Lock 12. The historic display is placed on land owned by the City of . . . Map (db m104415) HM
66 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Miami & Erie Canal
At the rear of this building was the Canal Basin where packet boats landed and embarked passengers, and boats could be turned around. General Wm. Henry Harrison -- later President -- arrived here July 4, 1837, on the first canal boat from . . . Map (db m199344) HM
67 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Miami and Erie CanalBike Trail Historical Lock No. 14
It all began with the Great Miami River, as the early pioneers sought ways to get their goods to market in New York. The landscape made this an impossible route to drive cattle so the pioneers built flatboats and rafts to float their wheat, corn, . . . Map (db m136140) HM
68 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 33-55 — Miami and Erie CanalFootprint of Lock 12
Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on July 4, 1837. The canal . . . Map (db m122871) HM
69 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Twin Arch Stone CulvertMiami & Erie Canal — How Does a Canal Cross a Creek? —
The Twin Arch stone culvert was constructed in 1837 as part of the “extension” of the original Miami and Erie Canal which ran from Dayton to Piqua. The purpose of the Twin Arch was to carry stream water from the Howell Ditch under the . . . Map (db m122981) HM
70 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, University Park — Canal Superintendent's Office
The canal was used not only for boat traffic. In 1899, a couple of elephants bathed in the canal during a street carnival in downtown Dayton. This building served as the office for the toll collector and the superintendent of the Southern . . . Map (db m173746) HM
71 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, University Park — Miami and Erie Canal Lock No. 17
Standard pay for workers building the canal was "thirty cents a day and a jigger of whiskey." A day's work stretched from sunrise to sunset. In 1829, the Miami Canal opened between Dayton and Cincinnati. The canal was later extended north . . . Map (db m173744) HM
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72 Ohio, Montgomery County, Miamisburg — The Miami Erie Canal
You are standing on the Miami Erie Canal. If you look to your left, the depressions you see are part of the 248 miles of canal bed passing through on the way to Cincinnati. Looking to your right, the land has been filled, however, a canal once . . . Map (db m184021) HM
73 Ohio, Montgomery County, Vandalia — 10- 57 — The Village of Tadmor / The National Road
The Village of Tadmor The Village of Tadmor is significant as being the location of one of the most important centers of transportation in early Ohio history. As early as 1809, keelboats were poled up river from Dayton to load and unload . . . Map (db m224957) HM
74 Ohio, Paulding County, Junction — 4-63 — Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie CanalsJunction, 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
75 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — The Miami and Erie Canal
Construction began July 1825, opening navigation between Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio in 1845 and encouraging settlement in the Black Swamp.      Built in segments, the Canal extended 248.8 miles, joining the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The segment . . . Map (db m69005) HM
76 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville, Monterey Township — The Canal's Locks And Narrowboats
The Miami and Erie Canal was not an easy task, digging the route from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. The workers needed a way to lift the boats, up to 513 feet above the Ohio River and 395 feet above Lake Erie, and lower the boats that traveled the . . . Map (db m228988) HM
77 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville, Monterey Township — The Miami And Erie Canal
In the late 1810s Ohio governor Ethan Allen Brown realized how important canals were to the American Society and how it helped transport people and supplies over long distances. Brown went to the Ohio Legislature to convince them to create a . . . Map (db m228987) HM
78 Ohio, Shelby County, Fort Loramie — Miami and Erie CanalAnthony Wayne Parkway
This marker is on the right-of-way of the Old Miami and Erie Canal which ran from the Ohio River at Cincinnati to Lake Erie at Toledo. Gov. DeWitt Clinton of New York broke ground for the canal on July 21, 1825 just below Middletown. Built in . . . Map (db m20039) HM
79 Ohio, Shelby County, Fort Loramie — Miami Erie Canal Mile Stone
These stones were placed at 1 mile intervals. You are here, 116 miles from Cincinnati.Map (db m19953) HM
80 Ohio, Shelby County, Lockington — Lockington Locks
Built between 1825 and 1845, this series of locks raised and lowered canal boats a total of 67 feet. The upper lock, near the "Loramie Summit," is the high point between Cincinnati and Toledo. Five of the original locks are along the trail; the . . . Map (db m19946) HM
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81 Ohio, Shelby County, Sidney — The Ohio Canals1825-1913
Map showing the primary and feeder routes that made up the Ohio canal system. Canal Fulton, Piqua area, and Roscoe all have canal restorations and canal boats offering rides to the public… A note of caution: riding on a canal . . . Map (db m166782) HM
82 Ohio, Van Wert County, Delphos — Miami and Erie CanalLock 24 — Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Division of Water —
Ohio Dept. Natural Resources Division of Water Miami and Erie Canal Lock 24 <- .4 mile to Jennings Creek .8 mile Lock 23 ->Map (db m160334) HM
83 Ohio, Van Wert County, Delphos — Miami and Erie CanalDelphos, Ohio
Looking south from the tow path the wooden lock gates of Lock 24 North can be seen on the right and water coming out the spillway can be seen in the center of the photo. The Hinde-Dauch paper mill, shown on the left, used water power created by . . . Map (db m166775) HM
84 Ohio, Wood County, Grand Rapids — 4-87 — Providence Historical District
The town of Providence was born, thrived and died with the Miami & Erie Canal. It was platted in 1835 by French trader Peter Manor, swept by fire in 1846, ravaged by cholera in 1854, and finally unincorporated in 1928. Today, only the Irish . . . Map (db m28397) HM
85 Ohio, Wood County, Grand Rapids — The Grand Rapids
[The map indicates several locations as well as dates for some of the locations:] Providence Metropark • Maumee River • Miami and Erie Canal • Providence Dam (1838) • Lock No. 9 • Large Island • Grand Rapids • Dam (1836) • . . . Map (db m195543) HM
 
 
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