The lock at Kingston is full,
waiting for the next northbound
boat to lock down. The locktender,
enjoying a well-deserved rest on
the miter gate, will soon use a
lever to turn the vertical rods seen
above the gates. These rods will
open the wickets, small doors
below the water level, to allow the
water to flow out of the lock.
 This closer view of the miter
gates shows the narrow planks
along which the locktender walked
to open and close the wickets.
The wooden sheathing on the wall
of the lock protected the vessels
from scraping the stone wall of the
chamber. The small building is the
only surviving canal telegraph
Brought to you by the D&R Canal Watch: