Big gear for the big canal locks.
Another view of the big gears. This is the biggest of the many locks on the river.
Gears for the locks. Weeds are beginning to grow there now. Until recently, they were maintained, but times are hard and money is tight.
Photo: Garry Armstrong
Despite many attempts, the machines used to open and close the locks at the Blackstone Canal in Uxbridge are simply not photogenic. Despite that, they are interesting. These are pretty large locks, too as this canal was intended to deal with full-sized barges coming down the river.
Locks on the Mumford – much smaller for a really narrow canal