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Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton

Coming Thru Lock #1, Carrollton, on the Kentucky River, circa 1910

 

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton

Lock and Dam #1, 1909

 

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton

Lock & Dam #1, all circa 1910

 

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton
Lock & Dam #1, Carrollton, c. 1940  

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the Hornet

The Hornet

“Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10. – The steamer Hornet, while ascending the Kentucky River this morning, struck the cribbing of Lock No. 1, five miles above Carrollton, Ky. and sank in twenty five feet of water. The Hornet is owned by the Kentucky and Ohio River Packet Company, and has been running from Frankfort to Louisville for some time. It is not known whether there is any insurance. She had on board a number of passengers and a large tug of freight.” The Indianapolis Sentinel, February 11, 1885

 

Confederate Captain Jessee attacks Lock #1 on
 August 29, 1864, you can read about it here.
Lock #1 Washes away in 1875,
read it here.
The bids for the building of the Keeper's
Lodge at Dam #1 are here.
Story about the Indian mound they dug
 up to create the dam, here

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Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton
Steamer United States,  August 10, 1883.
Details behind the picture are here.
1906

 

Lock #1, Carrollton

Lockmen turn the capstan which operated the lock gates at Kentucky river Lock 1 on August 10, 1883. The stepped dam visible at left showing no flow over the dam indicates either an extreme drought of that river flow still passed through the breach in the dam abutment made by the river in 1881; note the timber piling on the far bank driven to close the breach was not entirely completed. The lockmen were wearing vests and doubtless posed the picture for posterity, i.e. you.

 

Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton Lock #1, Carrollton
The dam was breached in  1881.   These show the breach and the timber crib built to close it.

 

Lock #1, Carrollton

July, 1947 plat of Lock and Dam #1

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A series of 14 active locks and dams originally existed on the Kentucky River, going from Carrollton all the way to Jackson, Kentucky, 249 miles from the Ohio River.

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