A Historic Look into the Heart of Ohio

Top Quote Local authors Bill Oeters and Nancy Guilick display vintage images of the Miami and Erie Canal in their new book published with Arcadia Publishing. End Quote
  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (1888PressRelease) September 05, 2014 - Arcadia Publishing will release its latest title in its Images of America series titled Miami and Erie Canal by local authors and canal enthusiasts Bill Oeters and Nancy Guilick on Monday, September 8.

    The Ohio canal system was crucial to the development of the interior of the state. Until the 1913 flood, the canals offered inexpensive and efficient transportation to the interior of the state. The Miami and Erie canal connects Lake Erie with the Ohio River, and thus provided access to New York's ports and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to providing transportation, towns and villages quickly flourished along the canal's route where the locks were located.

    The canals were not just a mode of transportation, but crucial for powering mills and other industries that used water as a source of energy. Although the canal is no longer in use, most of the canal structures featured in the book can be visited today for recreational and education purposes.

    Miami and Erie Canal takes readers back to the time when the canal was such an important element of Ohio's industry. Through over 200 black and white images, this book highlights the importance and beauty of the Miami and Erie Canal.

    Highlights of Miami and Erie Canal include:
    - An image of a fisherman in Doty's Grove, which was the site of the canal's groundbreaking in 1825.
    - Images of iconic locks and dams along the Miami and Erie Canal.
    - Images of destruction and preservation after the flood of 1913.

    Available September 8 at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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