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Old 05-11-2016, 11:53 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post
The big locks are pretty big (80 ft 825 ft) when you consider that the Panama canal locks are 110 ft x 1,050 ft.
Larry, you need to head Hobo up the Columbia to try some of our locks. Ice Harbor Lock, the first one as you head up the Snake, is 86' x 675' and has an average lift of 105'.

We've been through all of the four locks on the Columbia and the four on the Snake several times and they're pretty much the same. Small differences between them but once you've mastered one you can easily handle any of them.
Mike and Tina
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