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Fort Wayne, Indiana, Navigation Chart & Historical Sites

Description: Chart of navigation routes for Fort Wayne, Indiana established following the 1964 river cleanup program.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana. During its two centuries as a center of midwestern commerce and settlement, Fort Wayne has owed much of its heritage to the Three Rivers which course through it. From the earliest Indian barks to the continuing industrial and cultural progress, the St. Joseph, St. Marys and the Maumee have played integral roles. We are pleased that it is now possible for anyone with a boat to travel the same streams where so much history was made. The Three Rivers helped determine the city's past, and they play an important role in making Fort Wayne the great and growing city it is today. Harold S. Zeis, Mayor. Scale in miles. City Plan Commission. Burial place of Johnny Appleseed Chapman, 1775-1843. Hanna's Ford, 1819-1919. Burial Place of Chief Little Turtle, 1752-1812. Post Miami, first French fort, burned in 1747. Location of Wabash - Erie Canal Aqueduct. Indian torture ground. Last French fort, built in 1750. Miami village, 1780; Home of the Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee Indian. Wabash - Erie Canal on present site of the Nickel Plate Railroad; construction started in 1832. Old Fort Wayne built by General Wayne in 1794. Major Wyllys defeat at Harmar's Ford, October 22, 1790. Compliments of Fort Wayne City Utilities: Water, Sewer, Light. Navigation Chart & Historical Sites. Important! These navigation routes were established following the 1964 river cleanup program. Due to the possibility of debris floating down from upstream and the fluctuation of water elevation, the city of Fort Wayne cannot assume any responsibility for damage or injury. Navigate with care. S.R. 427. Garden Park Dr. Riverton Dr. Porter Dr. St. Joe Rd. Shoaff Park. Garden Dr. East Shore Dr. St. Joe Center Rd. St. Joseph River. Indiana & Purdue Regional Campus. California Rd. Northrop St. Clinton St. Parnell Ave. US. 30 Bypass. Municipal beach & camp site. Crescent Ave. Municipal Dam. St. Joe River Dr. Spy Run Extended. Northside High School. Vance Ave. Anthony Blvd. Lawton Park. City Light Plant. Elizabeth St. Spy Run Ave. Tennessee Ave. Three Rivers Filtration Plant. State Blvd. Griswold Ave. St. Joseph Blvd. Main St. Jefferson, Blvd. Swinney Park. Nickel Plate RR. Mechanic St. Thieme Dr. Washington Blvd. Van Buren St. Guildlin Park. Wells St. Harrison St. Calhoun St. Clinton St. Barr St. Lafayette St. Clay St. Superior St. Columbia St. Tecumseh St. Lake Ave. Columbia Ave. Edgewater Ave. Coombs St. Hosey Dam. Maumee River Sewerage Disposal Plant. Pennsylvania RR. Taylor St. River Dr. Broadway. Brooklyn Ave. Hale Ave. Park Ave. Waldron Ave. Thompson Ave. Bluffton Rd. Winchester Dr. St. Marys River. Foster Park. Hartman Rd. Rocks. Silt Island. Navigate thru east span of bridge. Navigate thru middle span of bridge. Boat Landing. Footbridge. Navigate thru south half, middle span of bridge. Navigate thru second span from west bank. Safety wire. Navigate thru south span of bridge. Navigate thru west span of bridge. Island. Navigate thru east or west span of bridge, from middle pier.
Origin: 1964-1971
Created By: City Plan Commission (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Contributor(s): Zeis, Harold S.
Collection: History Center Digital Collections
Copyright: Copyright The History Center (Fort Wayne). All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without permission. Requests for reproduction and use should be sent to The History Center: to The History Center collection provided by Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Subjects: Fort Wayne (Ind.)--Maps
Saint Marys River (Ohio and Ind.)--Navigation
Saint Joseph River (Mich.-Ind.)--Navigation
Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio)--Navigation
Appleseed, Johnny, 1774-1845
Little Turtle, 1747?-1812
Fortification--Indiana--Fort Wayne
Wabash and Erie Canal Aqueduct No. 1
Wabash and Erie Canal (Ind. and Ohio)
Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813
Harmar's Expedition, 1790
Miami Indians
Delaware Indians
Shawnee Indians
Wyllys, John P.

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