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All About Locks

PUBLISHED: 12:27 02 May 2012 | UPDATED: 08:45 01 July 2013

All About Locks

All About Locks

All About Locks

 

 

 

 

Navigating locks is great fun – which is a good thing because there are plenty of them and they are a feature of almost every navigable river or canal.

The principle behind a lock is simple. The boat enters the chamber; the gates are closed behind it; water is let in to raise the boat, or out to lower it; and the gates are opened for the boat to leave. You can see an animation of a lock in operation by clicking the picture link below.

 

 

 

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