Released September 30, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Ben Franklin III Canal Boat Rides Halted


Contact: Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, [email protected]

METAMORA, Ind. – Due to structural circumstances at the historic Duck Creek Aqueduct, also known as the Metamora Aqueduct and Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, rides on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have ended for the season.

“Engineers have been called in to evaluate the structure and we await the decision on how best to enact the repairs to maintain the nation’s only covered bridge aqueduct,” said Laura Minzes, Associate Vice President of State Historic Sites. “The Aqueduct, which is a National Historic Landmark, will be constantly monitored to ensure the protection of this treasure.”

For more information, please contact Jay Dishman, Whitewater Canal State Historic Site manager at 812.273.4531 or [email protected].

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site is located off U.S. 52 in Metamora. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Whitewater Canal takes you back to the glory days of the canals. Water wheels and canal boats give you glimpse into pioneer life before railroads and modern transportation. For more information, call 765.647.6512 or visit