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Lock One Park

The locks of the first Welland Canal were constructed out of wood in comparison to the locks of the second and third canals which were made of cut-stone.  Located in this small landscaped alcove, nestled at the site of the first lock of the second Welland Canal, you can actually see the cut-stone construction and lock gate hinges built around 1842. It was closed after the third Welland Canal was built upstream at Port Weller.

The Welland Canal Preservation Association helped develop the heritage significance of this park.

Directions

From Toronto:  
QEW exit #51, St. Catharines (Seventh Street)

Left (north) on Seventh Street 

Right (east) on Lakeshore Road which will become Main Street

Follow the signage to Port Dalhousie

From Niagara/U.S.: 
QEW exit #47, St. Catharines (Ontario Street) 

Left (north) on Ontario Street

Left onto Lakeport and follow the signage to Port Dalhousie

Further Information

Ressler, Rene F.  Incredible! The Dig at Old Lock One Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie. Welland Canals Advocate. Autumn 2008.

Diggin’ it! Lock One of One. Jon Jouppien finds it where he predicted. Dalhousie Peer.

Ownership & Management

City of St. Catharines

Address

Lock One Park
Lakeport Road / Lock Street
St. Catharines, Ontario

Telephone

(905) 688-5600

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.2025459747
Longitude -79.2654545649
UTM easting 640916.05
UTM northing 4784768.03

Administration

City of St. Catharines
Recreation & Community Services
320 Geneva Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7C2
Tel (905) 688-5600
Fax (905) 646-9262
Email jmclaughlin@stcatharines.ca
Website www.stcatharines.ca/contactus/contactus.asp#cityservices

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