Lock 24 celebrates 100 years

History was made in Baldwinsville on May 9, 1910 when Barge Canal Lock No. 24 became the first lock put into operation on the state's new waterway. This 1913 photo shows dignitaries in Lock No. 24 touring the new system. New York State Canal Corporation Director Carmella Mantello will rededicate Lock No. 24 at 5 p.m. Wednesday May 12. In addition to the rededication, the community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of NYS Barge Canal Lock No. 24 at Baldwinsville this summer.

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