Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tidewater Lock View
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond’s 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, US • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.