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Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

A Lock in Action – Step By Step

 
 
A Lock in Action – Step By Step Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 30, 2020
1. A Lock in Action – Step By Step Marker
Inscription.  
Step 1
With the upper gates open and the lower closed, the boat enters the lock with the water level high.

Step 2
The upper gates are closed and the lower wickets are opened to lower the water level. A boat approaches traveling upstream.

Step 3
Once the levels have equalized, the lower gates can be opened to let the boat out. The boat heading upstream can now enter the lock.

Step 4
Once inside the lock, the lower gates are closed and the upper wickets are opened to fill the lock.

Step 5
When the water levels equalize again, the upper gate can open to allow the boat to continue upstream.

 
Erected by The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 28.479′ N, 77° 38.891′ W. Marker is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, in Halifax County
A Lock in Action – Step By Step Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 30, 2020
2. A Lock in Action – Step By Step Marker
. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jackson Street and Gaston Road (State Highway 48). The marker is located on the grounds of the Roanoke Canal and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Jackson St, Roanoke Rapids NC 27870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Batteaux (here, next to this marker); The Batteauxmen (a few steps from this marker); Roanoke Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteaux and Batteauxmen (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Kraft Pulp in United States (approx. ¼ mile away); Allen Jones (approx. 3.3 miles away); Benjamin S. Turner (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  . (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Canal Locks Model image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 30, 2020
3. Canal Locks Model
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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