Muskingum River Lock #6 - Stockport, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr. 0
N 39° 32.845 W 081° 47.287
17S E 432284 N 4377823
Quick Description: One of 11 locks along the Muskingum River.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 6:54:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM72H1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 7

Long Description:
Lock number 6 is located at Stockport, Ohio along the Muskingum River. This system of 11 locks and 10 dams was built in the mid 19th century to allow water passage from the Ohio River at Marietta to Lake Erie by connecting to the Ohio & Erie Canal at Dresden, Ohio. In the 1920's the lock system here fell into disrepair due to a decline in water travel. They were repaired in the 1960's and are still functional today. They are now run by the Ohio State Parks and can be used by recreational boaters for a fee.
Waterway Name: Muskingum River

Connected Points:
Marietta, Ohio to Dresden, Ohio on the Muskingum River then further to Lake Erie by way of the Ohio & Erie Canal and Cuyahoga River.

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1841

Elevation Difference (meters): 7.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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