Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eisenhower Lock on St. Lawrence Seaway


Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Screenshot from a time-lapse video by Chuck Larrabee of the TAAGBORG going up in the Eisenhower Lock (source)

The Eisenhower lock is the upstream lock of a shipping canal that was built to replace the Cornwall Canal. The Snell Lock is the downstream lock of the new shipping canal. The St. Lawrence Seaway project in this area included a power dam, a control gate dam, and a high-clearance suspension bridge.

The page referenced by the caption below has many construction pictures of this complex. It also shows where and when cofferdams and cuts were built to allow construction of the two dams to be done in-the-dry while allowing the river to flow through the area. The two ships in the photo were designed for the locks of the Cornwall Canal. They dramatically illustrate how much longer the new locks are. They also have the bridge on the bow. I have noticed that has become obsolete. Modern boats have the engine room, living quarters, and bridge on the stern.
Rene Beauchamp posted
Eisenhower Lock circa 1960.
Bill Shaver before the viewing stand... that ship a coal burner.
Gene Beauchamp posted
View from the Vista House Overlook, Eisenhower Lock, about 1960. Downbound, the US laker Sullivan Brothers. Postcard published by St. Lawrence Valley Souvenir Co.

Eric Tolcser commented on Rene's posting
Grandpa at the locks. Only vacation he ever had after running his dairy farm 7 days a week his whole life.
Fritz Hager Looks like a Halco canaller ready to lock down.
Jeff Carson commented on Rene's posting
Went there just last week!!
Karen Coia posted four photos with the comment: "Adfines Star, Eisenhower Lock, Massena NY. 8/13/18"
Cynthia KrollCynthia and 235 others joined St. Lawrence Seaway Ship Watchers within the last two weeks. Give them a warm welcome into your community! Love Love Love, when I was growing g up my family would go up to Massena for vaca,My Aunt&Uncle lived in Massena, we loved going to the Locks, my dad loved Snell Lock best, he felt it had a better view of the ships.
Karen Coia Yes I think it is a better view but its all gated off now.





Time lapse video of Algoma Equinox upbound

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