The Goshen Dam and Millrace Hydraulic Canal

The Goshen Dam and Millrace Hydraulic Canal (HM17MJ)

Location: Goshen, IN 46526 Elkhart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 33.693', W 85° 50.146'

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Millrace Canal Trail

Construction of the Goshen Dam and Millrace Canal began in March of 1867 and was completed on April 18, 1868, the same day Goshen was incorporated as a city. The project was built by a 40 man crew using horses and plows to excavate the canal bed. The west bank was formed with the dirt from the excavation. The project cost a total of $100,000.

The building on the canal ushered in a new era of industrialization in Goshen and a number of firms sprang up along the canal's banks to take advantage of the inexpensive source of power. Over the years the use of the canal has evolved from the generation of electricity to a recreational waterway. Ownership of the canal was transferred to the city by NIPSCO in 1968, and is now under the control of the Park and Recreation Department. In 1992 the dam was replaced at a cost of $2 million.
HM NumberHM17MJ
Placed ByGoshen Parks and Recreation Department
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 597078 N 4601751
Decimal Degrees41.56155000, -85.83576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 33.693', W 85° 50.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 33' 41.58" N, 85° 50' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 960-1002 Millrace Canal Trail, Goshen IN 46526, US
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