Lock 11 Illinois Michigan Canal

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Lock 11 I and M Canal

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Lock 11 I and M Canal

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Lock 11. I and M Canal

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Lock 11 I and M Canal

Lock 11 of the I and M Canal can be accessed from William Boyce Memorial Drive in Ottawa, Illinois. Proceeding west along the canal path, a railroad line is visualized. A spur from this line extends out to the U.S. Silica Plant. The plant is seen in the distance.
The original lock had a limestone wall. Hydraulic cement was used as mortar. The walls of the lock now have been substantially rebuilt with cement. Remnants of the original limestone wall are seen. There is water in the lock chamber. No lock gates are currently present.

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