Lock 23 (Violettes Lock) & Dam No. 2

Named for Alfred Violet (or Violette), who was the last locktender to work this lock, Violettes Lock is a double lock made of the red sandstone distinctive of the Seneca quarry. Dam 2 once also laid here, but years of wear have reduced it to rubble. During the CCC restoration project of 1938-1942, the canal was watered from Lock 23 down to Georgetown, and is now a popular spot for fishing and canoeing.

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Mile Marker: 22.1

Photo by: Tom Kimbis

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