The Lockport community, with the support of the New York State Canal Corporation, is pursuing a strategy to rehabilitate the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks and return them to operating condition. Rehabilitation of Locks 69 & 70 was completed in 2014, and rehabilitation of Lock 68 was completed in 2019. Demonstrations of the reconstructed Flight of Five, including locking through our Durham-style vessel, the “Erie Traveler," are offered free of charge to the public every Saturday, from 11 am - 1 pm through September 5.
Register for the Lock Tenders Tour, Monday through Friday, and push the replica wooden balance beams into position just as our 19th Lock Tenders toiled to manually open the five-ton wooden lock gates. Our knowledgeable volunteer Lock Tenders will be glad to show you how!