Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail - State Route 66 Junction [Next]

A view of the portion of the hiking trails where 66A crosses State Route 66 north of Kossuth.

The canal opened markets for Ohio goods. The most lucrative year of the canal was in 1851, operating roughly 400 canal boats with revenues of $350,000. Passenger fees were 2 to 3 cents per mile. Freight was 2 cents per ton, going down to 1.5 cents on trips over 100 miles.  Boats traveled at 4 to 5 miles per hour.

Between 1830 and 1840 Ohio's population grew 68%.*  From 1930 to 1950 Cincinnati grew from 24,831 to 115,435.**106

* Source:  "History of the Ohio Canals", J.E. Hagerty, copyright 1905

**page 106 Source: "The History of the State of Ohio" Ohio State Archaeological and History Society, copyright 1941

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