Map of the River
Prior to the Industrial Revolution and motor vehicles, waterways were highly utilized for the movement of wares to be traded. The Maumee River enabled the transport of goods from the St. Joseph and St. Marys Rivers and Fort Anthony Wayne all the way to the Port of Toledo. Downstream from Upper Maumee Canoe and Kayak, a trading post that was erected by General Heratio Curtis (1802-1874) stands today. The city of Toledo, OH was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the river and is still a major trading port (albeit the goods are moved by trucks now).