Lock #53 The Sandy and Beaver Canal System


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CSO Summer Mini-tour July 11 CANCELLED

The Canal Society of Ohio had planned to hold its Summer Mini-tour on July 11 in Beaver Creek State Park, where there are many remnants of the Sandy & Beaver Canal.  The Sandy and Beaver Canal ran 73 miles from Bolivar, Ohio, to Glasgow, Pennsylvania. It was chartered in 1828 and completed in 1848, but ceased to operate in 1852 due to a dam break and maintenance problems. The Canal Society of Ohio is helping to fund restoration of a lock situated in the park.

A Note About Future Scheduling

Please check for updates on this website or the CSO Newsletter, because some of the following Canal Society tours may have to be cancelled or postponed:

•  July 11, 2020, Beaver Creek State Park Mini-Tour and Trustees Meeting, Lisbon, Ohio


• October 2-4, 2020, CSO Fall Tour,
​Wapakoneta, Ohio

• November 7, 2020, Bexley-to-Zanesville Mini-Tour and Trustees Meeting,
Zanesville, Ohio

• April 22-24, 2021, CSO Spring Tour,
​Buckeye Lake, Ohio

Due to the health emergency, we cancelled the March 21 Yellow Springs mini-tour (and held the associated business meeting via teleconference), and postponed the April 23-25 Buckeye Lake Spring Tour to April 22-24, 2021.

Gaston's Mill Lock #36

Ohio & Erie Canal Boston to Lock 31

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Lock 31 to Peninsula.pdf

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The Canal SOciety of ohio is a volunteer organization, founded in 1961, dedicated to recreation, education, research and preservation related to Ohio's historic canals.


Our activities are open to all, and include:

Two daylong bus tours every year, in Spring and Fall, of canal-era sites across Ohio and nearby states;

Three half-day tours every year in Spring, Summer and Fall;

Publication of Towpaths, our quarterly journal of historic research;

State-wide support for historical markers, educational programs and artifact preservation, through grants and volunteer involvement.