Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/19/12
Looking north into chamber
Note the lower wing walls and several courses of stone. Note also the height of the land on each side which would have been equal to the top of the lock. Note also the large flat stone angled downward in the center of the photo. This is a cap stone from the top course.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/25/89
Quoin stone

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/25/89
Upper gate pocket stone

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/25/89
Looking north inside chamber

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/19/12
Note the lower quoin stone shown above. Note also the lower stop plank groove. This groove is supposed to be on all Blackstone Canal locks, but this is the only lock it is visible on. All of the other survivors have too much backwater below. Skull Rock Lock connected the canal northward to the pool of the Millville Dam which is now gone, lowering the water level.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/19/12
View northward through chamber that is obscured by downed trees.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/19/12
Lower riverside quoin

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
1/19/12
Land wall stone at upper end of lock.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
3/18/12
River wall of lock with gate pocket to left and stop plank groove to right.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
3/18/12
Cap stone lying downward in lower river side gate pocket.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
5/6/12
This is the upper end of the stone in the photo above showing the remains of a staple that connected it to the next cap stone as well as the groove. This stone appears to have rotated 90 degrees as well as having fallen.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
3/18/12
Upper river side end of lock

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
3/18/12
View into lower end of chamber showing several courses of wing wall stone.

Blackstone Canal
Skull Rock Lock
5/6/12
This is a view through the chamber from the lower gate pockets.
All of the trees, both fallen & standing need to be removed.