Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 59 (also called the Upper Lockville lock) is located in Newark, NY, northeast of the center of town and across the street from the present Lock No. 28-B. It is a double-chamber, single-length lock, with a lift to the west of 7.88 feet. The south chamber is over half buried with fill, but the north chamber is empty and it is possible to walk halfway down into it before encountering swampy conditions. Below are photographs taken in mid-September 2006 -- click on an image below to see the full-size version.
|Google Earth view of Barge Canal Lock No. 28-B (upper left) and Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 59 (lower right), Newark, N.Y.||Overall view of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 59 at Newark, N.Y., looking east. Note the holes in the end of the central island. These were overflow inlets which would have let excess water at this higher level of the canal drain down to the lower level.|
|Two views of the North chamber, looking east.||The South chamber, looking east. This chamber is largely filled with soil in order to keep the south wall from collapsing.|
|Inside the north chamber, looking east. Note the recess for the lock gates when in the open position.||Inside the south chamber, looking west toward new Lock No. 28-B.||The south chamber. Note the recess for the lock gates when in the open position.|
|Eastern end, looking north.||Eastern end, looking south.||Eastern end, looking west.|
|Looking east at the north chamber. Note the recesses for the lock gates when in the open position.||East end of the north chamber. Note the recess for one of the lock gates when in the open position.||North chamber, looking west. Note the recess for one of the western lock gates when in the open position.|
|Left: The eastern end of the lock, north wall. Note the corrugations which provide the lock tender better footing when pushing open the gates. In the picture above right, at the top, may be seen two more such structures looking like a curved V in the grass).|