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Chicago Harbor Lock - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 53.298 W 087° 36.330
16T E 449766 N 4637551
Quick Description: Junction of Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Over 50,000 vessels, 900,000 passengers, and 200,000 tons of cargo pass through its gates annually. The lock is operated by the OMNI Corporation via contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 10:23:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM3M53
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 62

Long Description:
If you have a IDNR Sticker on your boat, the Army will allow you to use the lock. Note: while 5.7 may be the posted difference based on lake level of 577 feet, lake levels vary greatly.

Lock Chamber Characteristics
600 Feet Long
80 Feet Wide
22.4 Feet Deep
Lift: 1 to 4 Feet
Constructed in 1938
Waterway Name: Chicago River and Lake Michigan

Connected Points:
Ultimately links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1938

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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