New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A7331
Erie Canal locks and towpath, Lockport, New York, 1895.
What form of transportation is in the photograph?
What are the parts or features of the locks?
What conclusions can be made about the importance of the five-step lock design to the success of the Erie Canal?
Compare today’s lock to the five-step lock.
Science: Create a diagram displaying the lock mechanism and how it works.
English Language Arts: Write a first-hand account of being a passenger on a canal boat while progressing through the five-step locks.
Lane, Bruce. Along the Erie Canal. Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 1997.
Hurst, Carol Otis. Through the Lock. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0618030360.
Stein, R. Conrad. The Erie Canal. New York: Children's Press, 2004. ISBN: 0516242431.
Weingardt, Richard. Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005. ISBN: 0784408017.
Chatham Hill Press. Erie Canal Cut and Fold Game.