Waterway Locks, Planes and Lifts - Port Maitland Lock, Welland Feeder Canal, Port Maitland ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 42° 51.945 W 079° 33.965
17T E 617131 N 4746903
Quick Description: A restored lock that provided water for the operation of the much distant Welland Canal.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 5:59:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM487M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:

This Waymark is dedicated to WildWilly, who's Geocache brought me to see this place that I was never even aware of!

According to A Brief History of The Welland Canal

As a first step in construction, the Feeder Canal was enlarged and a connection made to Port Maitland where a lock 200 feet by 45 feet with 9 foot draft was constructed. The Feeder was deepened and this route was the only one available from 1845 to 1850 while the main canal was being reconstructed from Feeder Junction to Port Colborne. This completed the Second Welland Canal. Locks and other structures on it now over 100 years old still stand in excellent condition today.

Today, efforts from volunteers continue to restore this lock and preserve the history of the site. Included in the gallery is the current sign however a more exhaustive display is being constructed on site which will include historic photos and descriptions. This lock is Port Maitland Lock or possibly Broad Creek Lock. Local signage may state differently however thanks to local volunteer Bill Warnick for providing an update to the name and of course for his on going effort at preservation.

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Waterway Name: Welland Feeder Canal

Connected Points:
Along the Grand River from Port Maitland to Paris, Ontario Also feeding the Welland Canal


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1854

Elevation Difference (meters): 3.00

Site Status: Being Restored

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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