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Lockport Locks

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Lockport Locks
Lockport Locks
Lockport Locks
Lockport Locks
Kevin McDonough, P-RS

Location

Downtown Lockport, New York.

  • Latitude/Longitude: 43.170922, -78.693233
  • Bing Bird's Eye View
  • Flight of Five: Locks 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71.
  • Newer locks: Locks 34 and 35.

Owner

  • State of New York

Physical Description

Current Condition

  • The Flight of Five, a set of five Nineteenth Century canal locks, has been in use as a spillway for many years. The two newer locks are in service as locks.

History

  • These locks are the reason for Lockport's existence, enabling vessels traveling on the Erie Canal to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment.
  • The Flight of Five, a double set of five locks (#67, 68, 69, 70 and 71), was built in 1842.
  • The two replacement locks (#34 and 35) were built in 1918, replacing one of the flights.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • The Flight of Five is being restored to service.

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Added 2014-04-25 • Last changed 2017-01-26