Canal Society of Ohio - 2024 Spring Tour

Defiance, Ohio  April 19th thru 21st, 2024
BUS TOUR: Saturday, April 20th 8:00am - 5:00pm
· From Junction through Defiance to Independence Dam State Park

· See 3 canal culverts, 5 locks, one dam, and watered sections of Miami & Erie and Wabash & Erie Canals

· Visit two museums- Auglaize Village and Tuttle Memorial Museum

PRICE $85 per person includes lunch and two museum admissions.

BANQUET: Saturday, April 20,6:30 p.m.

· At Defiance College (we suggest carpooling)

· CSO Trustee Mr. Chuck Collins will speak on “Proving Modern-day Ownership of Former M&E Canal Lands”

PRICE $30 per person.

CANAL BOAT RIDE: Sunday, April  21,10:00am

· Meet at Providence Metropark (Grand Rapids,  Ohio)--The only place in Ohio you can pass through a lock on a canal boat replica.

· The park will be closed to the public on this date, attendance is by CSO reservation ONLY

· Pass through Lock #44 aboard The Canal Boat Volunteer

· Afterward tour the historic Isaac Ludwig Mill

 PRICE $10 per person.


​THe Canal Society of Ohio, Inc.


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​ Complete Tour Schedule At a Glance

 Friday April 19,5:30 p.m.
 Informal meet-up for buy-your-own dinner
 details will be sent if you make a reservation, (but please don't reserve unless you plan to attend)

 Friday April 19,7:00 p.m.
 Information Session in the Hotel Meeting Room & Pre-Tour Slide Presentation of area Canal path and site locations

using aerial and current remaining structure photos as well as period photos

 Saturday April 20,6:00 a.m.
 Breakfast available if staying at the Hampton Inn

 Saturday April 20,9:00-5:00
 Bus tour departing from Hampton Inn

 Saturday April 20,6:30-8:30
 Banquet with speaker at Defiance College

 Sunday April 21,10:00 a.m.
 Canal boat ride and museum at Providence Metro Park,Grand Rapids,Ohio

 Headquarters Hotel is the Hampton Inn,1037 Hotel Drive, Defiance, (419-784- 1515).Reserve your room by phone   BEFORE  APRIL 1 to receive a special rate of $125 per night, which includes free breakfast. If you prefer, there are   three other hotels in close proximity-Holiday Inn Express (419-784-0782), Quality Inn (419-784-4900),and the

 Super 8 (419-956-0841).

 QUESTIONS?         Phone   Ron  Petrie,216-789-2301

 ***A Note About Food Allergies or Concerns***

 If you have any allergies or dietary concerns that may affect your enjoyment of lunch provided on the Saturday BUS

 TOUR or dinner provided at the Saturday BANQUET ,then IN ADVANCE, please phone Chuck Collins,419-509-9865,   to discuss.