Conclusion

 

In a few places, remnants of Ohio's canal system have been preserved for industrial water supply.  In others, tourist can ride for short distances on replica canal boats towed by animals.  A daring nineteenth-century engineering achievement - a humble work of immigrant laborers - this was the ditch that brought the world to the wilderness.  People can still enjoy the love of the canal by bike riding, walking, jogging, fishing, and much more along the canal.  Check these websites for more information on the Ohio and Erie Canal http://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Home.aspx, http://www.ohioeriecanal.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_and_Erie_Canal.