Original Erie Canal Lock 62

Original Erie Canal Lock 62

Lock 62 in Montezuma is one of very few surviving locks from the original Erie Canal. This was a guard lock, which lowered boats to the level of the Seneca River so they could cross to the other side. Most of the chamber has been filled in with earth but the stonework wall is clearly visible. The dark, notched stone near the center of the frame was part of the quoin pier that supported one of the lower gates. (Photo by Steve Boerner)

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