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

The Sluice and Hall Spillway

 
 
The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 4, 2014
1. The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker
Inscription. Three waterways: Culvert No. 125, the old raceway, and Eighteen Mile Creek, met the canal in this area.

The old raceway entered the canal about 125 feet east of this point and has since been abandoned. It was used to supply the lower level of the canal with waters drawn from the upper level, and then drained into Eighteen Mile Creek.

Eighteen Mile Creek enters this sluice to your right, and passes under the canal through Culvert No. 125.

The Hall Spillway was used to control the turbulence and to increase the water flow when the locks were open for the passage boats and barges. It also emptied into culvert No. 125. It was important to control the water levels in the creek as there were over fifty industries using the water from the canal during the 1870's, and several industries now have permits to use water from the canal.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 10.561′ N, 78° 41.174′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Market Street 0.1 miles west of Exchange Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is set back from the road, parallel with the road and canal and canal fence, next to a small open shelter. Marker is in this post office area: Lockport NY 14094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

View from Road of The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 4, 2014
2. View from Road of The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lowertown Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lockport Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Lowertown Historic District (approx. mile away); Lockport Federal Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barge Tie Ups & lock view looking west (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bewley Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Electric Building (approx. half a mile away); Life on the Barges (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal Discovery Center - Lockport, NY. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Eastward View of The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 4, 2014
3. Eastward View of The Sluice and Hall Spillway Marker
Sluice and Culvert image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 4, 2014
4. Sluice and Culvert
Direct View
Sluice and Culvert image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 4, 2014
5. Sluice and Culvert
Eastward View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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