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The Lockville Locks in Newark

 
 
The Lockville Locks in Newark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. The Lockville Locks in Newark Marker
Inscription.
The Lockville Locks in Newark

Lock 59, about 300 feet away and across Clinton Street was part of the Enlarged Erie Canal, built between 1839 and 1841 in a section of town once known as Upper Lockville. Its two sister locks 58 and 57, were located in Middle and Lower Lockville. The remains of Lock 58 are located about 500 feet east of Lock 59, but Lock 57 was dismantled for construction of the current Erie Canal. The three original CLinton's Ditch era Erie Canal Locks 70, 69 and 68 were dismantled for construction of the Enlarged Erie Canal.

Enlarging the canal became imperative by the mid-1830's as user demand outstripped the capacity of the original Clinton's Ditch-era Erie Canal. Instead of widening the ditch, engineers would plan an alternative route, then excavate and build the new enlarged section nearby. Most locks were made double (enabling east-west traffic) and made deeper, longer and wider to accommodate larger barges and heavier cargoes. Lock 28B of the current Erie Canal has been in use since 1914. Near the south end of the lock chamber is the lock house that was removed from abandoned lock 59 and installed here in 1913.

[caption] View of Lock 57 (c. 1910) at Lower Lockville. It is no longer in existence but was identical in design to its sister locks.
 
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The Lockville Locks in Newark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. The Lockville Locks in Newark Marker
New York State Canals.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.836′ N, 77° 5.055′ W. Marker is in Newark, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Road and North Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east on Van Buren Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NY 14513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mora Motor Car (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Those from This Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arcadia War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph Miller (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Fox Sisters (approx. 2 miles away); The Birthplace of Modern Spiritualism (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Lock 28B, North Clinton Street Bridge, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
3. Lock 28B, North Clinton Street Bridge, and Marker
Lock 28B image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
4. Lock 28B
Lock 28B image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
5. Lock 28B
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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