Historic Lock 10
Hudson Crossing Park includes the site of the original Champlain Canal Lock 10.
This page will cover its history as we compile the facts and folklore that tell its story.
On the site of the lock, we have placed a replica of the lock tender's shanty. It was built according to historically accurate
plans by the students of the Schuylerville High School Shop Class. The pictures below show the progress made during its
construction and placement on the site
Diagram used with permission of Terry Pepper.
Courtesy of the New York State Archives
1896 Map of Lock 10
(Contrast enhanced for viewing)
Viewed today, this MapQuest image shows that
the canal is much larger
Passengers rode on vessles called packet boats. Below is a look at Cheryl Harness's painting from her book The
Amazing, Impossible Erie Canal (New York : Macmillan Books for Young Readers, c1995) This type of canal boat was
used on the Champlain Canal too.
The building, at Schuylerville High School, and placement of the Lock Tender's Shanty in 2010.
What is a lock?
How does it work? Click image above to
watch a video about they work.
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