Last Minute Indiana Trips - 4
The SO and I took a trip to Delphi, Indiana to see the Wabash and Erie Canal. Back in the mid-1800's over 460 miles of canal were built and most of it was right here in Indiana. They wanted to link the Great Lakes to the Ohio River and to the Mississippi and thus the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately for the canal owners, the modern railroad prevailed and the canals never made money and thus were disbanded in the late 1800's. Today you can visit some of the canal in Delphi. The area has become a bit of a tourist attraction and you can hike and bike trails and visit a museum.
Here we are trying to move a wooden "riverboat." As you can see we couldn't even budge it.
You can see some of the original canal stone. Other than the smell from the stagnant water (appealing I know) it was actually kinda pretty.