How to Use a Boat Lock

Community Involvement, Safety

Jul 14, 2011  Comment

Last week a group of people in three canoes chose to go through the control gates at our Lewes River Control Structure instead of using the boat lock as they should have. One of the canoes capsized and a female was trapped under water for several minutes. While she managed to escape, the end result could have been tragic. We cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to swim or take a boat through the gates.

On Wednesday July 20th at 7 p.m. we will hold a safety information night to show people how to use our boatlock and to explain why it is so dangerous to try to take a watercraft through the control gates. Everyone is welcome. It will take place at the Lewes River Control Structure, just off the Alaska Highway on the way to Marsh Lake. Please contact us if you need directions.

Instructions on how to use out boat lock can also be found on our website.


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