The Ohio-Erie and Hocking Canals carried freight traffic from 1827 to 1861 then supplied water to industries and towns from 1862 to 1913. Thanks to WIKIPEDIA for the above photo which shows The Ohio and Erie canal in 1902
Found it difficult to get a good map (sorry). Map shows Carroll,Ohio bottom right, Lockville in the middle,and Canal Winchester,Ohio top left. (CANAL ROUTE)
For this journey we start in Carroll, Ohio which the HISTORICAL MARKER says was the junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral canal. Next, we move on to Lockville,Ohio.
This collage shows the first lock in a series of three locks. Bottom right photo shows covered bridge in background.
The Hartman II Covered Bridge was moved to Lockville Park in 1967.The bottom left photo shows the second lock in the series. Towpath upper left photo. Next stop Canal Winchester.
The Bergstresser / Dietz Bridge (above photo) is actually in Franklin County and crosses the Little Walnut CREEK
Now we are back in Lancaster,Ohio along the canal.
Since we are talking about Canals,Locks,Covered Bridges etc. I guess we could also call this a WATERY WEDNESDAY post without a lot of water. LOL