Champlain Canal Lock C-9

2450 NY-149, Fort Ann, NY

Canal lock and siphon spillway completed in 1907


Champlain Canal Lock C-9

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990



Champlain Canal Lock 9 and siphon spillway were let under Contract Number 25 awarded to the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company on November 19, 1906.

Contract Number 25 was included excavating the canal and protecting its sides, constructing Locks 9 and 10 (Note that the latter lock was never actually built), necessary spillways, power plants and appertaining structures, bridge substructures and approaches, retaining walls, highways and other incidental details.

The dredge and plant were built on the ground and started in December, 1906. Operations were started by building dikes, April 22, 1907. The dredging started August 1, 1907.

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 28, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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