Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 36 is located just southeast of the City of Little Falls, N.Y., just off Route 169. It was a double-chamber lock, with the south (berme-side) chamber double-length, and had a lift of 10 feet to the west.
At present, only the south chamber of the lock still exists. The north chamber was destroyed during the construction of Barge Canal Lock No. E-17, which is just west of old Lock No. 36.
Below are Google earth views of Barge Canal Lock No. E-17 and the remains of old Lock No. 36 -- click on an image to see the full-size version.
Below are photographs of the remains of old Lock No. 36 taken in May 2007 -- click on an image below to see the full-size version.
|Sign at Lock No. 36, Little Falls, N.Y.||Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 36, east end of the south chamber, looking west. Note Barge Canal lock No. E-17 in the right background.||The west end of the south chamber, looking east. The N.Y. Route 169 bridge to Little Falls is visible at the upper left.|
|The east end of the south wall of the south chamber.||The door recess in the west end of the south wall of the south chamber.||Lock No. 36 remains seen from the N.Y. Route 169 bridge, with current Lock E-17 in the background -- taken in August 2008.|
Erie Canal Lock No. E-17 is located just west of the remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 36 southeast of the City of Little Falls, N.Y. An imposing structure and the largest lock in New York State, the lift is 40.5 feet.
Photographs of the construction of Lock E-17 as well as early 20th-century images can be found on the second Little Falls web page in the Images section of this web site. Additional photographs can be found on the Travels of Tug 44 web site.
Below are photographs of the remains of Lock No. E-17 taken in May 2007 -- click on an image below to see the full-size version.
|Looking west at the imposing entrance to Lock E-17, with its overhead counterweight door.||The lock chamber, looking west.||The lock chamber, looking east, with the counterweight door at the east end of the chamber.|