Date: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Jack Gieck, A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992 .
Collection: Canal Society of Ohio
Description: "The Maggie Case negotiates a slackwater on the Hocking River two and one-half miles west of Logan, on the route of the Hocking Canal. Since it would have been extremely difficult to build a canal parallel to the river through this terrain, a State Dam was built at the falls of the Hocking River, in Logan, to back up the river and deepen its channel for more than six miles. Mules at the upper right have just crossed a bridge over the gorge cut by Monday Creek to reach the towpath on the high ledge cut from solid rock on the far side of the bridge. The captain is wearing his dress uniform for the occasion; the steersman is manning the tiller to compensate for the sideward pull of the towline. Their wives are in attendance for the photograph, which appears to be a contact print from the original glassplate negative."
A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992, courtesy University of Akron Archives.


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