The Travels of Tug 44

Cartersville Guard Gate
Pittsford, NY

The Cartersville Guard Gate, near Pittsford, NY, is used as a flood gate to protect the section of canal to the east including the Great Embankment where the canal crosses an area that is some 70 feet lower. Normally the gate is open, with 15 ¼ feet clearance.

Next to the gate is this spillway, where the waters dammed by the gate will overflow safely.

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