This event is SOLD OUT and registration is closed.
Metered parking is free on Sunday in the parking lot. Registered participants will receive additional details by email in advance of the tour.
You’ve taken your out-of-town friends here on beautiful summer days to watch the locks in operation, admire the hundreds of large yachts and small sail and motor launches come through, and enjoy the English gardens. But once a year, in November, when the Corps drains the main locks, you will see the hidden operational side of the locks, the enormity of the gates themselves, the saltwater inlets, the sump pumps and feeder lines. Longtime Program Director Jay Wells explains it all. Overcoats and umbrellas may be needed, but it will be worth it. This is an encore of a sold out tour we did in November 2007.
Photo: Hiram Chittenden Locks / Source: Jay Wells
Registration is closed for this event.
We will be offering another tour of the Hiram Chittenden Locks as part of our 2015 Programs. Check back in December for more information on all of our 2015 events.