Ohio and Erie Canal

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Background

The Ohio Canal[4] or Ohio and Erie Canal was a canal constructed in the 1820s and early 1830s. It connected Akron, Summit County, with the Cuyahoga River near its mouth on Lake Erie in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and a few years later, with the Ohio River near Portsmouth, Scioto County, and then connections to other canal systems in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The canal carried freight traffic from 1827 to 1861, when the arrival of railroads killed the market. [1]

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  1. Ohio and Erie Canal