Lock #53 The Sandy and Beaver Canal System


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CSO Summer Mini-tour July 11

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, the Canal Society of Ohio will hold its Summer Mini-tour in the area of 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 the the lock situated in the park.

CSO 2020 Spring Tour


Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Canal Society of Ohio will NOT hold its planned tour of Buckeye Lake Dam and canal sites in 2020. Please join us for this fascinating adventure in the Spring of 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.