SOME B&W

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Located just down the street from our home is what remains of the Lock’s used during the day’s of the old Union Canal.  Walking around, I happen to see this thing on one of the Lock walls.  I have no idea what this was used for.  Why is it here?  What was the purpose of it?  I also noticed that there were 2 other ones on the opposite side just like this one.  I will try and contact the Berks County Historical Society and see if they know anything.

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These are very old Valves that were used to open & close the water flow.  The handles are long gone.

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Nature is re-claiming the old winch used to pull Canal Boats into the Lock.

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Known as a Bollard, these were used to tie up the Canal Boat while in the Lock.

Thank You

Les

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