Lock 61

Concrete covers most of this lock, and it has been dammed up with stone on one end. The contractor quarried the composite stone from nearby Twigg Hollow and brought it to the Canal by horse-drawn rail cars. The Canal company was very concerned about locks in this section of the Canal because of the poor quality of composite stone being used, but money problems with the Canal put the matter on hold. Additional stone was brought in from Town Hill nine miles away.

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Mile Marker: 153.1

Photo by: Robin Lynn

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