Lock No. 26

Also known as: Pancake Lock
3.3 mi. N of Ira Rd., Ira, Ohio

A lock on the Ohio & Erie Canal

Photos 

Looking downstream

Photo taken by Jim Allen in October 2014

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Description 

Lock 26 earned a nickname, Pancake Lock, when an 1828 flood stranded canal boats. As supplies ran low, corn meal pancakes became the only source of food, -- sign at lock

The lock is located within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1979
Reference number
79000302
Areas of significance
Commerce; Engineering; Transportation; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1825; 1827

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2014: Updated by Jim Allen: Added description

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