Bank slide at Cleveland paper mill photograph   Save
Canals Photograph Collection
Description: Photograph showing a bank sloping downwards into the water near a paper mill. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Bank Slide at Cleveland Paper Mill, So. of Cleveland, O." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPHS No's 60 and 61.| CANAL BANK 5-MILE LOCK, CLEVELAND.| At this point the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga River flow adjacent to each other. The river has been dredged from time to time so as to accommodate the passage of lake craft, and in so doing, the canal bank is gradually sliding into the Cuyahoga River. Heavy wooden piles should be driven along the tow of the bank as shown in photograph." 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_061
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Papermaking; Mills; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)