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Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's Web pages for more information about the history of the area and to access several in depth on-line tours of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Historic Brandywine Village Area.

The Ohio & Erie Canal Association
Visit the CanalWay Ohio website to learn more about this area that stretches from Zoar to Cleveland's lake front. CanalWay Ohio follows the course of the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga Valley Line Railroad and it incorporates a landscape noted for its rich natural beauty, distinct historic and cultural resources, and vibrant commercial districts. CanalWay Ohio is a new kind of park, blending existing park sites, neighborhoods, downtowns and even industrial facilities with new parks, trails and museums into a mosaic of special places marked by the stories that have defined our regionís growth.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor:
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Stretching 150 miles from Bristol to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the (Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor or Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor) follows the routes of the Delaware Canal, the Lehigh Navigation System, and the Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad. This National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary explores 46 historic places that illustrate the history of this extraordinary 19th-century transportation system--mountain railroads, rivers, dams and canals, devised to move anthracite from mine to market.
 

Cleveland's First Infrastructure
The Cleveland State University Library's special collection, "Cleveland's First Infrastructure," provides detailed drawings, documents, and information about the development of the Ohio & Erie Canal. In addition, there is text for the "Canal Boat Song" published in the Rochester (N.Y.) Telegraph. The site was meant to serve as a gateway through which people can learn about the canal, identify resources for further investigation of canal engineering and history, and find opportunities to visit preserved areas of the Ohio & Erie Canal in Ohio.

Canal Society of Ohio
The Canal Society of Ohio has information on the present day condition of the Ohio & Erie Canal as well as the Miami & Erie Canal. Also, explore the map of Ohio's canal network and the bibliography of topics related to the canals in Ohio.

North American Canals
This web site provides information about the history of canals throughout the United States, notices about upcoming events at various canals, and links to related sites.

National Canal Museum
The National Canal Museum's Web pages offer more information about the canals role in American commerce and transportation.

Ohio History Central
Ohio History Central is a dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, time lines, and images.

Maritime Heritage Program
The National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States by helping to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage. The program's Web pages include information on National Park Service maritime parks, historic ships, lighthouses, and life saving stations.

Additional Links to Ohio Canal Information:

Historic Images From OhioPix:  Search Canal Pictures
 
State Boat No. 1, south of Stone Rd., on the Ohio-Erie Canal, 1902. From Encyclopedia of Cleveland History 
 

The American Canal Society http://www.americancanals.org/

 

For historical content, review these sources:

 
Ohio and Erie Canal from Ohio History Central  
 
Canal Lands: Ohio Division of Natural Resources  

Videos on the Ohio and Erie Canal:

I would suggest searching http://www.youtube.com, in the search button add Ohio and Erie Canal. 

A few good videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6F4Ar6PkWM  and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcDJ5hmTkpo


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