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Lockport in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hydraulic Race Control Gates

National Register of Historic Sites, 1974

 
 
Hydraulic Race Control Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 14, 2017
1. Hydraulic Race Control Gates Marker
Inscription. Site of gates originally constructed in 1858 to control the inflow of water to the Hydraulic Tunnel and used for mechanical power by three manufacturing establishments. The tunnel was closed in 1954, the gate stems were dismantled, and concrete was placed over the top. Visitors can view the concrete abutments of these gates during a tour of the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride. 716-438-0174. www.lockportcave.com .
 
Erected by Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride.
 
Location. 43° 10.233′ N, 78° 41.632′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Canal Street 0.2 miles east of Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is under Canal Street. Walk the descending roadway (Erie Canal Heritage Trail) from Canal Street to the marker. The site is along the north side of the Erie Canal at the Lockport locks. Marker is in this post office area: Lockport NY 14094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lower Lock Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Tour Boat Then & Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Upson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); “Lockport Flight of Five”
Hydraulic Race Control Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 14, 2017
2. Hydraulic Race Control Gates Marker
Marker is to the right, behind the industrial fencing, and under Canal Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Great American Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Locks View (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Barges (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
 
Also see . . .  Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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