Stateside with Kev 'n Jo travel blog

Dressed for the fresh fine weather

Heres the entrance to the new lock on the left with the...



Looking from the top level you can see the canal 60 feet...



Just cant resist a chance for a boat trip along the canal.

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 connects Lake Erie to the Atlantic. It rises 568 feet through a series of locks and the greatest single rise is here at Lockport. Originally 5 locks lifted boats 60 feet over the Niagara Escarpment – it’s the same cliff which forms the famous falls. The original locks have been replaced with two larger ones which do the job now and we took a boat trip along the canal which passed through the locks en route.

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