NS8580 : Opening the Lock Gates

taken 4 years ago, near to Camelon, Falkirk, Great Britain

Opening the Lock Gates
Opening the Lock Gates
Two lock-keepers opening the upper gates of the exit lock to allow a late arriving boat to enter the basin from the Forth and Clyde Canal.
The Falkirk Wheel
Opened in 2002 by the Queen, the Falkirk Wheel is a testament to the popularity of canal cruising in the modern era. It connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, replacing a flight of locks which fell into disuse in the 1930s and had been built on. The wheel raises or lowers boats 24m (79ft) and takes five-and-a-half minutes to complete a rotation. It is now a major visitor attraction.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8523 8021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.0634N 3:50.5143W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8523 8023
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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