Recently SCC hired Clintar Landscape Management to stabile erosion at Lock 4. This work involved placement of lock stones that had been piled in the lock a few years ago. Equipment has changed since then and an excavator with a thumb attachment was small enough and powerful enough to get into the lock and grab the stones for stacking.
The work uncovered many more lock stones, some of which had mason’s marks as well as specially shaped quoin stones for the lock gates. The results of the work was stabilized lock walls and a much improved look towards Lake Fletcher. See the before and after photos below.