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Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flight of Five Locks

 
 
Flight of Five Locks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2012
1. Flight of Five Locks Marker
Inscription.
National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

American Society of Civil Engineers 1852
Flight of Five Locks -
New York State Barge Canal

The Greatest Series of High Lift Locks In The Shortest Distance Of Any Canal In The United States When Opened in 1915.

Constructed: 1915
Designated: 2011
 
Erected 2011 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Location. 42° 47.376′ N, 73° 40.92′ W. Marker is in Waterford, New York, in Saratoga County. Click for map. The marker is in Lock 2 Park in Waterford. Plaque is mounted on one of the electrical machinery cabinets near the lock. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford NY 12188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock 2 Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Troy - Waterford Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waterford Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waterford Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Matton Shipyard (approx. 0.7 miles away); White Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterford.
 
Additional keywords.
Flight of Five Locks Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2012
2. Flight of Five Locks Plaque
The Flight of Five plaque is mounted on the side of this metal cabinet which houses electrical equipment used to operate the lock gates.
Flight Lock Road
 
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Flight of Five Locks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2012
3. Flight of Five Locks Marker
The large number 2 in yellow paint indicates that this is lock number 2. The former Ormsby-Laughlin Textile Companies Mill, National Register 1986, is in the distance.
Lock E2 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous
4. Lock E2
The 4th Street Bridge over the Canal provides a great view into the chamber of Lock E2, the first lock on the Erie Canal, there is no Lock #1.
Flight of Five Locks Aerial View image. Click for full size.
By Google Maps
5. Flight of Five Locks Aerial View
The Flight of Five, Locks E2 throught E6, as well as the two guard gates, the Crescent Dam, and the Cohoes Falls are marked on this aerial view. The locks were build to navigate around the Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River.
Lock E5 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 12, 2007
6. Lock E5
The kids watch and learn about how a lock works at Lock E5 as a boat locks through during Canal Fest, a celebration of the opening of the state canal system which is one of many seasonal community events hosted by the Village and Town of Waterford. Lock E6 is in the distance, looking west on the canal. Locks E2 through E6 make up the Waterford Flight of locks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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