Lock 8 South on the Miami & Erie Canal - Piqua, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 40° 11.267 W 084° 14.541
16T E 734761 N 4452246
Quick Description: Known as the 'State Dam lock', lock 8 is found at the north end of a section of restored canal. Located on the grounds of the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, a replica canal boat is used to give rides on the canal.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 2:33:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMJBV4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Johnston Farm and Indian Agency is a center for native American, frontier and canal history. The center operates a replica canal boat, the General Harrison, and gives rides on the canal.

The Miami & Erie Canal was in full operation roughly from 1845 to 1913. Details about the Miami & Erie Canal can be found at the web sites of the Canal Society of Ohio and the American Canal Society (also listed below). Wikipedia contains a good summary of the canal's history, and a number of interesting links, including plat maps of the canal arranged by county.
Waterway Name: The Miami & Erie Canal

Connected Points:
Connected Lake Erie to the Ohio River, from Toledo to Cincinnati, Ohio; for a distance of 200 miles

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 7/1/1845

Date Closed (if applicable): 7/1/1906

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Inactive

Web Site: [Web Link]

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