Lock 32, C&O Canal

Lock 32, C&O Canal

George L.
Lock 32 appears to be one of the most deteriorated of all the C&O canal locks. This 8 ft. lift, constructed between 1832 and 1834, is badly washed from many floods through the Harpers Ferry narrows. Only 2 to 3 tiers of the chamber stones remain on the tow path side of the chamber. Most of the chamber is intact on the berm side. The flume gate and some of the downstream parts of the flume are still visible although much of the flume gate is filled with sediment. This reconstruction was made from measurements taken on site. The foundation, parts of the flume, gates, gate stops, and gate hinges are assumed from other locks.
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