Membership in the CSO includes a subscription to the quarterly, "Towpaths" which contains articles relating to the canals and their history. This publication contains a wealth of material. Individual back-editions may be obtained from the Corresponding Secretary or reviewed in the CSO archives.

The quarterly Newsletter reports on activity and current items of interest to the CSO members.

Tour Guidebooks are available for many of the semiannual tours of past years. These detailed and carefully researched field manuals focus on the subject of the particular tour. Many back issues are available at a modest cost from the Corresponding Secretary, as well as an index of the various tour sites.

The archive material of the CSO located at the University of Akron library has been carefully compiled by Carl Ehmann. This is an extensive resource for those interested in the Ohio Canals.

CSO Archives at the University of Akron library


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Members may be interested in these publications from Kent State University Press, most of which are available as e-books:



Link to a View Newsletters


Link to a Sample Issue of "Towpaths"


Corresponding Secretary, .Canal society of Ohio . 550 Copley Rd. Akron, OH 44320



INDEX to TOWPATHS      ( Compiled by CSO Trustee Boone Triplett )

Quarterly Journal of The Canal Society of Ohio

Issues 1963 #1 thru 2014

Revised  January 2015

The entire index is available here.  It is in Adobe (pdf).  


The CSO published a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of our organization.
It is a compilation of articles from "Towpaths", our quarterly journal.