Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 62 is located approximately one mile north of the village of Pittsford, NY. It is a double-chamber lock, with the south (berme) chamber double-length at the foot. The lift was 9.22 feet to the west. The lock is actually aligned north-northwest/south-southeast, because the canal turned northward toward Rochester at King's Bend in Pittsford. Although the towpath trail is maintained, the lock itself is somewhat deteriorated.
Below are photographs of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 62 taken in late December 2006 and August 2007 -- click on an image below to see the full-size version.
| Right: Google Earth view of Lock 62 -- the lock is behind
Pittsford Plaza in the
edge of the wooded area on the left.
| Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 62
(Pittsford, NY) --
Left: north chamber, looking westward ; Right: eastern end of the north chamber, with the south chamber in the background.
|North chamber seen from the towpath trail.|
|North chamber, looking westward.||Gate recess at the western end of the north chamber.||North chamber, western end.|
|Water overflow inlets between the north (left) and south (right) chambers.||Western entrance of the south chamber.|
|The east end of the north chamber, seen from the towpath.||The west end of the north chamber, seen from the towpath.||Grooves for the door hinge hardware.|
| The overflow inlets on the west end of the lock.
Excess water coming from the west
entered these overflow inlets, and flowed under the central divider of the lock,
exiting through the outlet hole seen in the pictures below.
|The south chamber door recess on the west end.|
|The east end of the lock, showing the overflow outlet.||The east end of the north chamber.|
| The south chamber -- Fred gives
an idea of the size of the lock.
|The stairs on the east end of the north chamber of the lock.|