The American Locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway

by J.P. Davis,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Eisenhower and Grass River Locks have filling and emptying systems that utilize longitudinal culverts, side ports and tainter type valves; vertical lift gate provided at entrance to upstream lock to close off flow in event of failure of miter gates; pool between two locks is regulated by culverts placed in lock walls; development of hydraulic design criteria and selection of pool levels.

Subject Headings: Locks (waterway) | Rivers and streams | Culverts | Gates (hydraulic) | Hydraulic design | Vegetation | Ports and harbors | Valves

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