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A channel to bring water into the canal. The Little Cuyahoga Feeder entered the Canal just north of lock 15 making the towpath a little narrower there.


Fish in the canal included: bullheads, chubs, bluegill, rockbass and catfish.


A fine, powdery substance made by grinding grain, especially wheat. The largest flouring mills in the state were in Akron. In l827, immediately after the opening of the canal, farmers in Portage County went into … more

Freight Boat

Vessel built to carry products such as wheat pork, wool, corn, oats, fish, salt, whiskey, coal, lumber, clay products and pig iron. Traveled more slowly than the Packet boats. Usually had three cabins, with two … more