Lock #53 The Sandy and Beaver Canal System


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CSO Summer 2021 Mini-tour  

The Canal Society of Ohio had planned to hold its 2021 Summer Mini-tour in Beaver Creek State Park, where we are helping fund restoration of a lock on the Sandy & Beaver Canal.  We will try to meet there next year. 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. 

A Note About Future Scheduling

ALL in-person Canal Society tours and meetings previously scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed to 2021.  Please check for updates on this website or the CSO Newsletter, because some of the following Canal Society tours may eventually be cancelled or postponed:

March 20, 2021, Zanesville Ohio

Mini-Tour and Trustees Meeting 

April 23-25, 2021, Buckeye Lake Ohio 

CSO Spring Tour

July 10, 2021, Lisbon Ohio

Mini-tour and Trustees Meeting

October 2, 2021, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

CSO Fall Tour

November 6, 2021, Wapakoneta Ohio

Mini-tour and Trustees Meeting

Gaston's Mill Lock #36

towpathS BOOK

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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.