The Travels of Tug 44

Utica Harbor Lock
Utica, NY

The Utica Harbor Lock once provided access to the now-defunct Utica freight terminal. The Canal Corp operates a maintenance yard at this location. The channel below the lock is silted up, and the lock is now permanently closed. The wall at the entrance to the lock makes a convenient free stop for several boats.

The upper gate on the north end facing the Erie Canal is actually a Guard Gate, used for flood control.

The lower gates are the usual swing doors found on most locks.

Today's visitors include a Canal Corp work barge, Tug 44, and a Nordic Tug, with room for two more boats.

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