This tiny three mile canal became a major factor in the commerce of Ohio. In its heyday the town of Milan became the second most active wheat shipping port in the world because the canal was able to connect the town to the major eastern markets of the country. Erie County Metroparks is completing a "Towpath to Trail" following the line of the canal and the basin. The town is rich in historic architecture and has an outstanding museum. The birthplace of Thomas Edison may also be visited.
Canal era warehouse
Ship built in Milan
Location: At the town square, take Main Street north, down the hill.
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