Wells Lock and Dam NO. 3
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 04.102 W 081° 23.327
17S E 466367 N 4324435
A lock and dam allowing navigation of Little Kanawha River.
Waymark Code: WM12PAA
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Wells Lock and Dam NO.3

Built 1867 ~74 by Kanawha Navigation Company at cost of $60,000. Dam is 289 ft. long with 42ft. wide base anchored to bedrock. Lockchamber is 22 ft. wide and 125 ft. long with a 11.8 ft. lift. Purchased by Federal Government, 1905, and partially rebuilt, 1908. Federal operation of project for commercial navigation on Little Kanawha River ended 1951.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Wells Lock and Dam NO. 3

Marker Location: Lock 3 Road

County or Independent City: Elizabeth

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2009

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