A few weeks ago, I went to downtown Akron to take some new pictures of the Cascade Locks.
I actually went down into the canal to get a few pictures that are hard to get from the trail.
Like Lock 11 which is hard to get a good picture of because of the bridge they built.
Next, it was on to the newly uncovered Lock 5 which was once under the parking deck of The Civic Theater.
While I was down there, which is now officially open to the public, I found this…
…this is a mark left behind by Jeffrey Maximovich, a canal historian with his own, very detailed, website guide to the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Above is a picture of him at lost Lock 5 a few years back when it was still underground.
This new Lock 5 area (called Lock 4 by the city) is a nice extension of Lock 3 park. You should go check it out because I now hear that it’s open to the public unlike when I went and had to sneak down.