Sunday, March 7, 2021

1964 Markland Locks, Dam, Bridge and 81mw Hydropower on Ohio River near Warsaw, KY

(Bridge HunterSatellite)

This dam replaced dams #35-39. The locks are the standard 1,200' and 600' locks.

USACE

Eugene Griffith, Jul 2018

Street View

J.B. Good posted
The photo is the upper forebay at Markland Lock, Feb. 3rd, 1978.
[1978 was one of those bad winters at the end of the 1970s. According to the comments, the lock was shutdown for three weeks.]

Some comments on Good's post talk about the Clare E Beatty sinking at the lock.
Update: a comment by Gary George on a post provides the best clue I've found as to how this boat got into trouble (I added some punctuation): "Hey I was there and assisted through the lock by the old Daytona, now the Whosier State. I think any only more boat got through after me before the gorge broke lose carrying the Beaty fleet and boats down on the dam." [Beaty was a recovery and salvage company.]

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