Illinois Waterway
Starved Rock Lock
View from viewing platform at visitors' center
7/24/10
Towboat locking down with three fuel barges.
Boat first pushed the left two barges into the lock, then detached with the third and entered alongside. After locking down, the towboat pushed all three forward enough that they could then be held at the wall, while it reversed and then slid sideways to put the third barge behind the second. After reattaching, the boat then left pushing all three barges. Downstream another tow waited to lock up.

Illinois Waterway
Starved Rock Lock
Lower end of the lock with the gates opening
7/24/10

Illinois Waterway
Starved Rock Lock
Lower end of lock with tow exiting. Note second tow downstream
7/24/10

Illinois Waterway
Starved Rock Dam
Viewed from viewing platform at visitors' center
7/24/10