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Ohio & Erie Canal

Lock 27 – Johnnycake Lock

During the spring of 1828, a flood caused the Furnace Run Culvert to fail and the canal to silt.

Several canal boats ran aground and were stranded at this canal lock.

As supplies ran low, canal passengers and the crew ate johnnycakes to survive.

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  1. I hope Johnnycakes isn’t a person!

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