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The Ohio: The Miami And Erie Canal

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The Miami and Erie Canal ran about 274 miles through Ohio. It was constructed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Toledo to create a water route from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. Construction of the Miami-Erie Canal began in 1825 and the construction was completed in 1845. It cost the state government $8,062,680.07 to build this canal. This canal included 19 aqueducts, 3 guard locks, 103 canal locks, multiple feeder canals, and a few man-made water reservoirs. The Miami-Erie Canal climbed 395 feet above Lake Erie and 513 feet above the Ohio River to reach a topographical peak called the Loramie Summit, which extended 19 miles. The Loramie Summit extended between New Bremen, Ohio to lock 1-S in Lockington,north of Piqua, Ohio. Mules, horses, or oxen
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