4 Locks with a total lift of 17.8m (58.4ft) Three inline locks and one
detatched seperated by a turning basin. The site also consist of an arch dam
350 feet in length and 62 feet high built of sandstone blocks 6' by 3' by 2'
placed on end. Over 200 men, including 40 masons, worked on the dam and
locks. When built in 1830 it was the highest arch dam in North
America. A small power generator has also been added to the
dam. The Hotel Kenney is one of the oldest hotels in the area built in 1888.
Defensible lockmasters house and blacksmith shop are open with interpretive
Visible in this pan is the Turning Basin at the top, with Lock 39 behind
it. Water has just been released to lower a ship down to the turning
basin. Lock 39 connects to Sand Lake. locks 40 is directly in front and locks
41, & 42, are below. and Whitefish Lake at the bottom. The dam
holds back Sand Lake from its original channel and is behind the trees on the
other side of the locks.
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