Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Eisenhower Lock On The St. Lawrence Seaway

I traveled westward toward Massena after I left the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg. I planned to tour the New York Power Authority Visitors Center next, but noticed the Eisenhower Lock along the way. How could I not stop and take a look?:

I did not hover overhead in a helicopter. This is a photo from the internet to show you what the lock looks like. It runs alongside the main body of the St. Lawrence River to get ships past extensive rapids in the river. It raises or lowers ships 42 feet:

I got a kick out of the ubiquitous Herring Gulls:

And then I parked and walked over to the observation area:

Looking off to the east, I could see where the lock emptied back into the river. At least I think that's what I was seeing:

This was the actual lock, just the other side of that grassy strip beyond the construction equipment:

Looking to the west, again toward the St. Lawrence River:

I imagined that a lot of people worked here from many branches of government:

I took one final look and headed on my way:

But I had to stop and snap a picture of the geese along the way, They, like the gulls, were abundant. My next stop was to be the New York Power Authority Visitors Center:

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