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A unique show excursion boat on the Ohio and Erie Canal with about 50 - 60 people at Higgins Station near Waverly. C. 1885  

Dave Meyer collection

Note Corwin's Mill on left and the boat is "William Jennings Bryan" in 1896 at Corwin's Grove just north of Waverly.

Picture courtesy Gary Cooper from the Roger Hicks Collection

Ohio and Erie canal boat about 1890 taken just north of Waverly along S. R. 335 (Omega Pike) at what would be the old entrance to Bristol Village

Presbyterian Church picnic 1896 at Corwin's Grove just north of Waverly

Ohio and Erie Canal through the Bob Ewing Farm

On back of picture: "Covered Bridge on Barger farm, St. Rt. 335 2 1/2 mi. N. E. Waverly, Ohio This Pike County #2 span is a reminder of Ohio Erie Canal days, when used as a convenience for farmers to unload grains via trap door in the floor of the bridge into the boats in the Canal under the bridge. Likely built 1830-32 when the canal was completed. Only remaining one in Pike County"

Ohio & Erie canal Bridge on Barger Farm north of Waverly

1903 Map N & W RR and Ohio & Erie Canal at Barger Farm

Swing Bridge at Water Street (Rt. 335) over Canal at Omega, OH

Water Street (Rt. 335) looking East in Omega, OH and facing the canal

Omega Oh. Canal St. abt 1900 showing the swing bridge over the canal, Humphrey Mill & Store, and Home Telephone Headquarters.

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Pike Co. oldest bridge located just before the second curve in Omega and was built to carry the canal across the creek.

"Originally built in 1830-31 by the Ohio Canal Commission to carry Wilson Run beneath the Ohio-Erie Canal the 180-year old stone arch bridge is still safely carrying the traffic of SR335.
Andrew Jackson, 7th United states president, was in the White House at that time. The Ohio Department of Transportation inspects the bridge and added a concrete wall on the upstream side in 1998."

information found by Julie Billings

Ohio & Erie Canal marker that marked the boundary between Ross and Pike County, Ohio now located in the Pike Heritage Museum in Waverly, Ohio
Ohio & Erie Canal North of Waverly, Ohio