This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Logan Martin Lake in Calhoun, Talladega and St. Clair Counties, Alabama with the following interesting stats carved into it:
48.5 Miles Long
17,000 Surface Acres
275 Miles of Shoreline
Nicknamed “Lake of a Thousand Coves”
Interesting factoid: The Coosa River was long used for steamship navigation as far north as Rome, Georgia. An extensive series of locks allowed passage along shoals and ledges in the river. After steamships were replaced by roads and railroads, the site of proposed Lock 7 was selected for a large dam to provide hydropower, flood control, and recreation. Construction started on the gravity concrete and earth fill dam July 18, 1960 and it was placed in service August 10, 1964. Logan Martin Dam is named after William Logan Martin, Jr., a judge and Attorney General in Alabama in the early 20th century.
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