: Photograph showing two unidentified men posing next to a dry dock. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Cleveland Dry Dock, O. & E. Canal, Aug. 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 52.| CLEVELAND DRY DOCK.| Said dry dock was originally built for the dockage of canal boats which had a width of some 15 feet. A steam dredge is now in operation on this portion of the canal and can not be dry docked until present dock is repaired. Additional width is needed to admit same." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA936AV_B01_052 Subjects
: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ships; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)