the orginal canal

4235.781'N 8254.912'W

Taken 2001-05-14 14:23:45-07

This is a portion of the orginal Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal which was started near this spot in Canal Park in 1838. The Clinton Township Historical Commission unearthed a lock at this site. The Canal was 50 ft wide and had to maintain a water level of at least 4 feet. Locks were similar to a ladder that lifted the canal boats up to a higher level.


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