Lock 6, at Hornes Settlement, was built in 1857. The rubble stonewalls of this lock remain largely intact. Follow the interpretive signs along the nearby walking trails for more about this and Lock 7’s role in the canal’s history. This lock and Lock 7 are known as by-pass locks, which allowed boats to bypass river rapids. The lock is built using the American style of construction and the interior would have been lined with wooden planks. If you look carefully you can see remnants of one upper gate just below the surface of the water.
Visit Lock 6 Park
Robert Walsh Photographs
Below you are able to see Lock 6 through the lens of photographer Robert Walsh.