Miami - Erie Canal

Miami - Erie Canal (HMF5V)

Location: Spencerville, OH 45887 Allen County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.347', W 84° 21.355'

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Lock 15

Miami - Erie Canal

From 1845 to about 1906 barges pulled by horses provided transportation from the Ohio River to Lake Erie through a system of locks which raised or lowered boats to the next level of the canal.

Locks often became sites of towns, beginning with a tender's house, followed by a stable, tavern and mill.

The canal was hand-dug to a minimum width of 26' at the bottom and 40' at the waterline.

The first boat to Toledo left Cincinnati June 27, 1845, with the trip taking 4 days and 5 nights at a cost of 3 cents per passenger mile.

After railroads caused canal importance to decline, the locks were abandoned.
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HM NumberHMF5V
Series This marker is part of the The Miami & Erie Canal series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 723369 N 4509459
Decimal Degrees40.70578333, -84.35591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.347', W 84° 21.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 20.82" N, 84° 21' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224 S Canal St, Spencerville OH 45887, US
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