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A Closer Look: Navigating the Lockport Locks

A Closer Look: Navigating the Lockport Locks

From the Photo series: A Closer Look: Explore Western New York’s architectural treasures series
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Lockport is home to Locks 35 and 34, the two western-most locks on the Erie Canal. The pair of locks raise and lower boats a total of 49 feet up and down the Niagara Escarpment. The 105-year-old locks, which replaced Lockport's original two sets of five stone locks, received a once-a-decade overhaul this spring to prepare for the opening of the 2019 navigation season on May 17.


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The notion of changing the canal's name to the Empire Line, in conjunction with the trail alongside the historic waterway, also has been scrapped, according to a statement from Gil C. Quiniones, New York Power Authority president and CEO.

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