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)|
Mellanby Avenue or Bridge 19a
is on the south side of the lock.
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