Illinois & Michigan Canal-Lock 15

Lock 15-Illinois & Michigan Canal approx MP 96

Lock 15-last lock on the I & M Canal


Lock 15--look west

Viewed from Lock 14, across Canal Boat Basin. Steamboat Basin is downstream of Lock 15. Piers are for CB&Q RR bridge which was removed in 1980's

GS 4-2014




Last lock in the canal system. Beyond it the canal connects to the Illinois River. Lock is located just downstream from Lock 14 and connects Canal Boat Basin upstream to Steamboat Basin downstream of lock. Most of lock is underwater as result of the Illinois Waterway system of locks and dams opened in 1932.

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2017: New photos from GS
  • November 13, 2016: Updated by GS: add photos
  • November 13, 2016: Updated by GS: added map location
  • November 13, 2016: New photo from GS
  • November 5, 2016: Added by GS


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