New Bremen, Ohio Hiking Trails at Canal Mile Marker 124    [Next]

North from Lock Two on road "North Lock Two" is the intersection of New Bremen New/Knoxville Rd. which abuts the Miami and Erie Canal towpath.  About a 100 yards down the hiking trail to the north is the original stone marking the location as 124 miles from the south end of the canal at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Canal boats gauged their speed based on the mile markers.  Limiting such speed lessened erosion from the banks onto the floor of the canal. This lessened the frequency of the canal having to be drained and dredged.

Pictured is a canal-era farmhouse, located to the west of the canal.

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