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Wall at Buckeye Lake photograph
Description: Photograph showing an unidentified man observing a wall at Buckeye Lake. The wall helps direct the flow of water and also prevents flooding. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Wall at Sayer's Boat House, Buckeye Lake. Should be rebuilt." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 78.| BUCKEYE LAKE WALL.| This photograph shows the disintegrated condition of the stone wall at Buckeye Lake. This wall was laid without any mortar and affords very little protection from wash at this point. A dangerous condition exists and a break in the lake bank would entirely annihilate this state park." 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.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_078A
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Buckeye Lake (Ohio)--History;
Places: Millersport (Ohio); Fairfield County (Ohio)