Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Lock #8 on Welland Canal in Port Colborne


This is Lock #8 of the Welland Canal. It is the southernmost, and it is just a guard or control lock. Unlike the other seven locks on the canal, it doesn't lift the boats over 40'. It accommodates the variance in water levels on Lake Erie and lifts them just 2'-11'. And, unlike the other seven locks, downbound boats go up instead of down.

Street View, looking downbound from Bridge 19a (Mellanby Avenue)

Street View, looking upbound from Bridge 19 (Main Street)

Main Street or Bridge 19 is on the north side of the lock.
Street View

Mellanby Avenue or Bridge 19a is on the south side of the lock.
Street View

And next to the lock is a skateboard park.
Street View

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