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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Melocheville > Beauharnois Locks
Beauharnois Locks
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created by Emperor Wang on 4/11/2005 2:44 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 11/14/2006 4:31 AM
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Locks #3 and #4 of the Saint Lawrence Seaway system. Used to lift ships from Lac Saint-Louis into the Beauharnois Canal. From there they head off to Lac Saint-Francois and points west. Combined, these two locks provide about 24m of lift.
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
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Melocheville, Quebec
Owner: Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Seaway locks, big-ass ships.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • Apathetic Seaway employees
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1959
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    Camera, binocs for boat watching
    Don't get me started...
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Getting more and more obsolete with each sailing season.

    some ships like the paul martin take over an hour to lock through because they are longer than the original designed length of the locks (basically like a fat man in a speedo)

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    Upper Beauharnois
    Mon, Apr 11th, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
    18 pictures
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    Maps and Aerial Shots
    Mon, Apr 11th, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
    3 pictures

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    Lower Beauharnois Lock Area
    Mon, Apr 11th, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
     Web Links
    Generic Saint Lawrence Seaway info (on this site you will find handy info as to the real time placement of the ships, scrap tows are sometimes not inclued):

    A PDF map of this section of the Seaway:

    Google Maps coordinates for the upper lock (copy & paste),-73.926809&spn=0.020514,0.027766&z=1&t=k&hl=en

    Bicycling and rollerblading around the Beauharnois Canal:

    pictures of ships on the seaway:

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/14/2006 4:32 AM.

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  • on Nov 14 06 at 4:31, Emperor Wang changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite
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