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CSO Summer Mini-tour July 11 CANCELLED or POSTPONED

The Canal Society of Ohio had planned to hold its 2020 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

Lock 31 to Peninsula.pdf

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Lock #53 The Sandy and Beaver Canal System

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:

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

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

​• October 2, 2021, Riverboat Cruise,

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Due to the health emergency, we cancelled the Wapakoneta 2020 Fall Tour, as well as  the March 21 and July 11 mini-tours (and held the associated business meetings via teleconference). The Buckeye Lake 2020 Spring Tour was postponed to April 22-24, 2021.

Gaston's Mill Lock #36

Ohio & Erie Canal Boston to Lock 31

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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.