“Old Lock 12”, Lock 12 Historical Park, Cheshire, Connecticut

“Old Lock 12”

Lock 12 Historical Park, Cheshire, Connecticut

A water lock stands opened in the now dormant corridor that was once part of the celebrated Farmington Canal, a man-made canal system that spanned 80 miles inland from the Connecticut coast and revolutionized trade in Southern New England during the early 1800s. The old lock keeper's house stands in the background. After railroads made the Farmington Canal obsolete around the mid-1800s, much of the system fell into disrepair. Locks rotted away, keeper's houses were abandoned, canal walls collapsed and became overgrown. This portion of the old canal corridor in Cheshire, Connecticut is a gem... certainly one of the best preserved spots left over from those early days.

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Reference Code: Lock 12 Historical Park 01