The sandstone that once made up Lock 16 has largely been replaced by brick along the Lock walls. In this lock there are inscriptions in the coping stone on the towpath side. These inscriptions read "J.W. Fisher, Jr." and "W. Spong", Fisher was a canal superintendent, and Willard Spong being the other inscription was and 11 year-old boy who unfortunately lost his life during an accident on his father boat.
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