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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum

Locks of Defiance on the Miami and Erie Canal


The Miami and Erie Canal played an important role in the early development and growth of Defiance. This exhibit highlights the canal infrastructure, that once was very prevalent in the Defiance downtown area. Photographs, artifacts and written material answer questions about why the canal was built, how the locks worked, the economic impact of the canal, and why the canal declined in use.