Lock 1 South on the Miami & Erie Canal - Lockington, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 40° 12.474 W 084° 14.105
16T E 735310 N 4454499
Quick Description: Known as the 'Big Lock', this is the first lock in a flight of five located in the village of Lockington, Ohio. Nearby are the remnants of the Loramie Creek Aqueduct.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 2:27:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMJBTV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 1

Long Description:
The exciting news about Lock 1 South is that it is being rebuilt; see the Sydney Daily News. I was able to get in to the fenced-off construction site to see and photograph the lock thanks to the kind assistance of the folks at the Lockington Volunteer Fire Department; thanks guys!

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): 7/1/1913

Elevation Difference (meters): 5.00

Site Status: Being Restored

Web Site: [Web Link]

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