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The single upper lock at Jones Falls
The single upper lock at Jones Falls is separated from the lower three locks in flight by a large turning basin.
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159,0 km – 159,5 km

Jones Falls Lockstation is located at the southern end of Sand Lake where the Cataraqui River drops about 19 m into Whitefish Lake. The lockstation has a complex layout. The stone arch dam forms the shore of Sand Lake and raises the lake’s water level to allow a clear passage to the upper lock, 200 m to the west. The locks were constructed in a natural defile that was substantially excavated for the construction of the upper lock, basin and the three locks in flight.

Cultural Resources

Four locks – Three manually operated locks in flight and a fourth manually operated lock, separated by a large turning basin, with a total lift of 18,4 m, 1830. CRM1.

Stone arch dam – A stone arch dam 107 m long and 19 m high, 1830. CRM1.

Defensible lockmaster’s house – A one-storey stone building, 1841. CRM1.

Blacksmith’s forge – A one-storey stone building, 1843. CRM1.

Lower lockstation office – A two-storey frame structure, 1925. CRM2.

The upper lock
The upper lock. It is a typical lock structure with timber frame gates and the stone masonry sill. Sluice tunnels allow water to fill the lock from below.
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The stone arch dam at Jones Falls was the tallest dam in North America at the time.
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The defensible lockmaster's house
The defensible lockmaster’s house has been restored to convey the life of a lockmaster’s family circa 1840.
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The blacksmith's forge
The blacksmith’s forge is the location for demonstrations of 19th century blacksmithing. The stone in the foreground is rubble from the original lock construction.
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Jones Falls Lockstation to Upper Brewers Lockstation

Close to Upper Brewers Lockstation, the topography changes and the canal widens
Close to Upper Brewers Lockstation, the topography changes and the canal widens. At Brass Point a timber causeway and swing bridge carry a county road across the canal.
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159,5 km – 176,3 km

This slackwater section of the Cataraqui River, created by the construction of the dams at Upper Brewers Mills Lockstation, includes Whitefish and Cranberry lakes, and a series of narrow channels. From Cranberry Lake, the canal follows the route of the Cataraqui River to Upper Brewers Lockstation. The Brass Point Bridge, which carries a county road over the canal, is located at Brass Point between Little Cranberry and Cranberry lakes.







Mix of small lakes and natural channels that wind through the hard granite bedrock
The route from Jones Falls Lockstation to Upper Brewers Lockstation is a mix of small lakes and natural channels that wind through the hard granite bedrock.
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