The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal

The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal (HMJS5)

Location: St Marys, OH 45885 Auglaize County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 32.599', W 84° 23.24'

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To the left is the "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal. The canal extension from Dayton to Toledo was completed in 1837. Linking the Great Lakes to the Ohio River. Travel took only five days to Toledo and six days to Cincinnati. The canal quickly became an important line of transportation. It led to the development of the wilderness and to many prosperous towns along its course. The huge Grand Lake Saint Marys was constructed as a reservoir of water to float the boats to their destinations. Today this section of the canal serves as a source of water to many industries and like the lake is maintained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Launched in 1990 the beautiful Belle of Saint Marys is a replica of an original canal boat.
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HM NumberHMJS5
Series This marker is part of the The Miami & Erie Canal series
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Year Placed1992
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 721250 N 4491343
Decimal Degrees40.54331667, -84.38733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.599', W 84° 23.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 35.94" N, 84° 23' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 E Spring St, St Marys OH 45885, US
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