10 Mesmerizing Photos That Show Cincinnati’s Canal History Like Never Before

Founded in 1788, Cincinnati has an incredible timeline of history that continues to fascinate anyone who spends time here. Our past is still evident in the historic buildings that line the streets, in the tales that are passed down from generation to generation, and even under the ground of the Queen City. There’s been a lot of talk recently about the history of the subway in Cincinnati, which you can actually take a tour of, but there’s another mode of transportation that had a major impact on the growth of our city. The Miami and Erie Canal once flowed right through downtown, and these 10 mesmerizing photos will show you Cincinnati’s canal history like never before.

Cincinnati’s canal history is a fascinating part of our past that remains evident today and definitely shaped our city in many ways. Were you aware of our city’s history with the canal? Are you a Cincinnati history buff? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

For more incredible old photos of Cincinnati, check out our previous article here.