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Monongahela River Lock No. 5
Date Issued: 1929-10-19
Postage Value: 2 cents

Commemorative issue
Ohio River Canalization
Monongahela River Lock No. 5

Design of this stamp commemorated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' completion of America's most extensive canal system. The Ohio River's 46 locks and dams provided a dependable nine-foot channel between Pittsburgh, PA, and Cairo, IL, a distance of 981 miles. The lock shown on this stamp is not on the Ohio River, but Lock No. 5 on the Monongahela River. The Monongahela is one of the two rivers that meet at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio.

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