Ohio and Erie Canal

Ohio and Erie Canal (HMBQA)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44113 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 29.733', W 81° 42.108'

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At this site was lock 44, the north terminus of the Ohio and Erie Canal from 1829 to 1872.

Lock 44 as the outlet of the canal into the Cuyahoga River and the first stop in the transportation system which linked the Great Lakes with the Ohio River during the nineteenth century. Across Merwin Street was the canal basin where goods and passengers transferred between the canal boats and the Great Lakes ships.

The canal stretched 309 miles from this point to the Ohio River at Portsmouth and had three branches and four side canals through eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It was largely responsible for the development of Cleveland from a small village into an important industrial city.
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Placed ByThe City of Cleveland, River's Bend Parks Corp, the George Gund Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, and the Cleveland Women's City Club Foundation
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 441421 N 4594007
Decimal Degrees41.49555000, -81.70180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.733', W 81° 42.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 43.98" N, 81° 42' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1536-1538 Merwin Ave, Cleveland OH 44113, US
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