Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Lock And A Hard Place

Back in the day, the easiest way to transport goods wasn't by trucks or trains, it was by boat. And where the rivers didn't go, they built canals. What you see above is one of the locks from the old Ohio & Erie Canal, #28 to be exact. To look at the remaining bits of this canalway, to see the rough terrain it bridged, the deep cuts and locks that allowed it to flow from one end of Ohio to the other, it's truly amazing. This particular lock was known as Deep Lock, because it raised or lowered the boats going through it by about 17 feet.

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