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Miami and Erie Canal

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The Miami and Erie Canal was a canal that connected the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio with Lake Erie in Toledo, Ohio. It consiste... Lire la suite
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The Miami and Erie Canal was a canal that connected the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio with Lake Erie in Toledo, Ohio. It consisted of 19 aqueducts, three guard locks, and 103 canal locks. Each lock measured 90 feet (27 m) by 15 feet (4.6 m) and they collectively raised the canal 395 feet (120 m) above Lake Erie and 513 feet (156 m) above the Ohio River. The peak of the canal was called the Loramie Summit and extended 19 miles (31 km) between New Bremen, Ohio to lock 1-S in Lockington, north of Piqua, Ohio. The system consisted of 301.49 miles (485.20 km) of canal channel and was completed in 1845, at a cost of $8,062,680.07. Boats were towed along the canal using either donkeys or horses walking on a prepared towpath along the bank. The boats typically traveled at a rate of four to five miles per hour. An interesting topographical map showing the geography, path, and elevations of the entire canal can be found in the Heritage Museum, located in the building also housing the Shrine of the Holy Relics, in Maria Stein, Ohio, a community 6 mi (10 km) from the canal and just south of Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Titre: Miami and Erie Canal
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Code EAN: 9786130684594
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 180

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