Lock 34 South on the Miami & Erie Canal - Middletown, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 39° 28.661 W 084° 25.179
16S E 721941 N 4372967
Quick Description: Known as the 'Excello Mills lock', lock 34 was the first lock constructed on the Miami & Erie Canal.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 2:38:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMJBVC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Excello lock was rebuilt around 1906, and the stone blocks were covered in or replaced with concrete. The spillway is in very good shape, suggesting it was either rebuilt or new in 1906.

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): 3.00

Site Status: Inactive

Web Site: [Web Link]

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