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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tidewater Lock View

 
 
Tidewater Lock View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
1. Tidewater Lock View Marker
Inscription. In 1860, 244,273 tons of goods were transported along the James River and Kanawha canal.

Visible from this spot is one of two locks that remain from Richmond's original canals. It was the last in a series of five stone locks that ran from the Great Basin to the river. In the canal's peak years, barges operating day and night moved through these locks on their way up or down the river.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.005′ N, 77° 26.088′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Virginia Street and East Canal Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk between Virginia Street and S 12th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tidewater Connection Locks (a few steps from this marker); A Bateau Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Center of Industry in 18th and 19th Century Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallego Mill Flume
Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
2. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk
(within shouting distance of this marker); Heron Rookery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James River & Kanawha Canal (about 300 feet away); Ross' Mill Race (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Tidewater Connection Locks image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
3. Tidewater Connection Locks
13th Street Bridge and Haxall Flume marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
4. 13th Street Bridge and Haxall Flume marker
Tidewater Lock View image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
5. Tidewater Lock View
Richmond, Va. View on James River and Kanawha Canal near the Haxall Flour Mills; ruins of the Gallego Mills beyond. Library of Congress [LC-B811-3172]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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