Wabash and Erie Canal of Allen County, Indiana

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Diamond in the Rough...Very Rough is a video of a two-story log cabin tavern/home built in the 1830s siting along old US 24 near Woodburn, at the edge of the Wabash and Erie Canal as it has for more than 150 years, by Eric Olsen published January 14, 2014 on WPTA21 ABC TV station21Country video.

Archive.org ebooks

  1. The Canal boat case: who done it?: not us, we were asleep (~1850) - Canal Society of Indiana ebook on Internet Archive.
  2. Canal celebrations in old Fort Wayne - 1916, Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County. cn, ebook on Internet Archive.
  3. Fort Wayne In Canal Days (1900) ebook on Internet Archive.
  4. The Wabash-Erie Canal : Fort Wayne on the old canal ([1952]) - Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County ebook on Internet Archive.

Additional Information

  1. Audio: Wabash and Erie Canal featuring Tom Castaldi, local historian, courtesy of WBNI-Fort Wayne by ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage).
  2. CANAL HISTORY - 1828-1881* from New Haven Area Heritage Association, Inc.
  3. Canal Mania in Indiana from The Indiana Historian A Magazine Exploring Indiana History
  4. Canal Society of Indiana
  5. Fleeting canal era had impact on Indiana - INDIANA AT 200, A COLUMN BY ANDREA NEAL published July 30, 2014 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  6. How The Landing and Dock Street Got Their Names (It's for the Same Reason) by Shane G.posted on August 10, 2012 on Visit Fort Wayne blog. See The Landing for more information.
  7. Lost Birds of Canal Days - a new sign in 2013 at Eagle Marsh lists Prairie Chicken, Carolina Parrot and Passenger Pigeon as birds canal riders may have seen. Need photo of sign - Sue Counterman or Tom White perhaps? See October 28, 2013 photo from Stockbridge Audubon Society shared on Little River Wetlands Facebook page.
  8. The News-Sentinel newspaper had a four page pullout by Bob Caylor published February 19, 1991, or 1992, posted July 27, 2017 by Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors on Facebook.
  9. Old Aqueduct Club by Tom Castaldi published October 3, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  10. Pirogues are hollowed out from thirty to sixty foot long logs, these tree trunk boats brought families and cargo up the Maumee River from Toledo and Detroit, and returned with furs to Lake Erie in exchange for traders’ supplies. Read more on Pirogue Landing by Tom Castaldi published January 16, 2014 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  11. TAKE A DRIVE ON THE ROUTE OF THE WABASH ERIE CANAL THROUGH ALLEN COUNTY by Tom Castaldi published May 9, 2011 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  12. The Remains of the Wabash-Erie Canal through Allen County Photos on an archived April 12, 2002 Geocities site on the Wayback Machine.
  13. Sweet Breeze a canal boat replica was launched in June 2017 on the 3 rivers sponsored by Friends of the Rivers, forfw.org, Facebook. Book Canal Boat Trips at the Outfitters & Bike Shop. See photos in Canal Boat Sweet Breeze is Christened by Ray Steup published June 7, 2017 on infortwayne.com. See short video “Sweet Breeze” sets sail in Fort Wayne by Angelica Robinson published June 6, 2017 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. For more information read "Sweet Breeze" Settles In On Fort Wayne Rivers by Julia Meek published June 7, 2017. Sweet Breeze canal boat’s first season on Fort Wayne rivers called a success by Kevin Kilban published October 21, 2017 on The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  14. WABASH & ERIE CANAL, LOCK NO. 2 (Gronauer Lock) original construction between 1837 and 1843, rebuilt in 1849. 8 miles east of Fort Wayne adjacent to U.S. 24 near New Haven discovered in 1992 when building an interchange on I-469. Historic information is included in this 23 page report from Historic American Engineering Record Mid-Atlantic Regional Office National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA.
  15. Wabash && Erie Canal map and photos from Ed Pope
  16. Wabash & Erie Canal links on to other web sites from 19th Century U.S. Canals
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Page updated: February 26, 2018