Lock #53 The Sandy and Beaver Canal System


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CSO Summer 2021 Mini-tour  

The Canal Society of Ohio plans to hold its 2021 Summer Mini-tour in Beaver Creek State Park, where we funded restoration of a lock on 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. 

A Note About Future Scheduling

ALL in-person Canal Society tours and meetings scheduled for 2020 were cancelled or postponed to 2021.  Please check this website or the CSO Newsletter for updates. 

March 20, 2021, Trustees Meeting

No Mini-Tour -- Meeting via telephone

April 23-25, 2021, Buckeye Lake Ohio 

NO FACE-TO-FACE SPRING TOUR, instead CSO members will be offered a book and DVD featuring tour sights and information.

July 10, 2021, Lisbon Ohio

Mini-tour and Trustees Meeting 

Our first face-to-face meeting since 2019

October 2, 2021, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

CSO Fall Tour

November 6, 2021, Wapakoneta Ohio

Mini-tour and Trustees Meeting

Gaston's Mill Lock #36

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.