Lock 3 of the Illinois and Michigan Canal

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Joe by Lock 3

Locks 3 and 4 of the Illinois and Michigan Canal are located in Joliet, Illinois, and are only a few hundred feet from each other. The drop in the terrain here was over 10, so it required two locks to safely negotiate the elevation change.

This extreme drop creates a waterfall at lock 3, where the lock gates used to be.


Spring at Lock 3

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