The canal extended 68 miles from Lawrenceburg to Cambridge City, with an eight-mile extension north to Hagerstown and a 25-mile extension to Cincinnati.
Although canal traffic flourished for several years, the project proved to be a financial disaster for the state of Indiana.
The costs incurred in the construction of the 56 locks and seven feeder dams required to maintain the canal totaled over one million dollars.
The advent and development of the railroad during the early 1860s marked the demise of the Whitewater Canal and the canal era in Indiana.
In 1946, the State of Indiana began the process of reclaiming and restoring a 14-mile section of the original canal.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 660692 N 4367991|
|Decimal Degrees||39.44650000, -85.13251667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.79', W 85° 7.951'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 47.40" N, 85° 7' 57.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||765, 812|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19025 Lovers Ln, Metamora IN 47030, US|
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