Side Cut Locks

Side Cut Locks (HMJ0J)

Location: Maumee, OH 43537 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 33.44', W 83° 40.328'

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The Side Cut section of the Miami and Erie Canal was completed in 1842 to provide a water connection from the canal down to the river at Maumee. It was two miles long with six limestone locks.

Canal locks acted like elevators to raise and lower canal boats by changing the water levels. When the large wooden gates were closed, an opening in each gate, called a wicket, allowed water to flow into the lock. When the water was high enough, a canal boat could float to a higher elevation.

The Maumee River was too shallow during the summer for the heavier river crafts traveling from Toledo, so in 1850 the Side Cut was abandoned.
HM NumberHMJ0J
Series This marker is part of the Wabash & Erie Canal series
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277163 N 4604077
Decimal Degrees41.55733333, -83.67213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 33.44', W 83° 40.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 33' 26.40" N, 83° 40' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 730-798 Red Trail, Maumee OH 43537, US
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