The Columbus Feeder Canal


This relatively short (12 mile) lateral canal assured access to the Ohio and Erie Canal for the capitol city. It joined the major canal at Lockbourne and furnished a source of water for the O&E. Interesting lock structures may be seen at Lockbourne as well as the entry of the feeder into the main canal. Lockbourne has created a recreational park, open to the public, that contains Lock 30.


Lockbourne was a "canawlers town" with numerous taverns and a distillery said to produce one hundred barrels of  whiskey  per day. The owner operated two canal boats for the purpose of shipping his product.