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  • 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal
  • 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal
  • 31-48 Lock 44 after abandonment 31-48 Lock 44 after abandonment
  • 31-48 Marker 31-48 Marker
  • 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal 31-48 Miami & Erie Canal
  • 31-48 Wabash & Erie Canal 31-48 Wabash & Erie Canal
  • 31-48 Buckland Lock at the Wabash & Erie Canal 31-48 Buckland Lock at the Wabash & Erie Canal
  • 31-48 The Marker at the parking area for The Providence Metro Park off Route 24 31-48 The Marker at the parking area for The Providence Metro Park off Route 24
  • 31-48 Take a canal boat ride. Ludwig Mill is in the background 31-48 Take a canal boat ride. Ludwig Mill is in the background
  • 31-48 Side of boat, canal, and the mule on the towpath 31-48 Side of boat, canal, and the mule on the towpath
  • 31-48 Front of boat that just went under the Route 578 bridge that crosses the Maumee River 31-48 Front of boat that just went under the Route 578 bridge that crosses the Maumee River
Title, side A
Miami & Erie Canal
Text, side A
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 name to the Miami and Erie Canal. Prosperity reigned until the 1850s when railroad competition caused a slow decline in commerce. The canal branch to Indiana was in disuse by 1858 and totally abandoned in 1888. The canal system was revived from 1906-1909 with much reconstruction and improvement only to be badly damaged by severe statewide flooding in 1913. The canal was maintained from here to Maumee for generating hydro-electric power until it was drained in 1929. Twelve miles of canal and the Maumee Side Cut Canal have been leased to the Toledo Area Metroparks since 1932.
Location
Rt. 65 within Grand Rapids
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.415767, Longitude: -83.857117.
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