Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
Looking north
4/1/11
Note that four courses of stone are missing on the left (west) wall and three on the right (east) wall.
The upper sill is visible near the footbridge.
Water in the lock is about 13 feet deep, backed up by the Hartford Ave. Dam that is post canal.
There is stone submerged in the chamber and there is depth enough for all of that missing from the walls.
 Water flows through the lock from the former basin just beyond.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
Looking south
7/4/87

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
Looking south through lock
8/9/12

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
Looking north into lock from the berm side
8/9/12
Normally the stones of the wing walls and the canal sides below (towards the camera) are submerged

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
The curve of the towpath side lower wing wall
8/9/12
Normally these stones are submerged.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
Partially fallen stone at the lower berm wall
8/9/12
Note the supporting stones below. Normally this very rectangular block is mostly under water.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
4/1/11
Footbridge at upper end of lock and basin beyond back flooded by the river
This is closer to the level the basin should be with the canal operational.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
11/18/11
View south through the lock with the water beyond at a lower level.
If the water above the lock were at operational height, the footbridge would be underwater.
Stones on right are the upstream perpendicular wall.

 

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
11/18/11
Upper end of towpath wall

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
2/27/12
Details at upper end

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
2/27/12
Details at towpath side, upper end

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
2/27/12
Stones at upper towpath quoin

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
8/9/12
A better view of the same area as above with the water lower.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
11/18/11
View from upper end of lock west along dam to hillside.
To the right is the basin upstream of the lock formed against the hillside. To the left of the level of the lower canal and Rice City Pond.
The basin would have stored water for lock operation and allowed boats to pause and turn around.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
11/18/11
View of upper berm gate quoin. Note the two stones that have been displaced towards the chamber, probably by frost action. These need to be pushed back to prevent their falling into the lock.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
11/18/11
View north through lock.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
8/20/14
View south through lock with low water level.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
8/20/14
View north under footbridge to breast wall with low water level.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
8/20/14
View south from lock with low water level.

Blackstone Canal
Goat Hill Lock
8/20/14
View down from footbridge into upper gate pockets with low water level.

Blackstone Canal
Towpath and rarely watered canal looking north, north of Goat Hill Lock
4/1/11

Blackstone Canal
3/23/13
Rock quarried like sliced bread on the hillside near Goat Hill Lock