The Travels of Tug 44

Glens Falls Feeder Canal Lock 1
Hudson Falls, NY

This is the lower entrance to Lock 1 of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. Built around 1845 to replace previous locks built of wooden timbers, the Feeder Canal Locks continued in service until 1928.

A view of the south wall, looking toward the upper end of the lock.

Seen here is a notch in the wall where a door fit when open. At the waterline is the wreckage of the bottom of the original door. At the top of the wall is a wrought iron strap that once held the door's hinge pin (quoin post).

Gun control means being able to hit what you're shooting at, otherwise try a shotgun as someone did here.

Alongside each lock of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal is a spillway originally used to dump excess water and control levels above the lock. Now they are used to provide water for the modern Champlain Canal.

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