Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

Lock 6  Rice's Landing

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Rice's Landing, PA


Packet I. C WOODWARD at Rice's Landing 1912    no larger image    

Photo from Larry Durdines Web Site "TenMileCreekCountry"



Lock # 6   Rice's Landing, PA


The original Lock 6 on the Monongahela was completed in 1856, this lock and dam had major repair work during 1902.  The photos below, from the collection of the Elizabeth Marine Ways, may be part of this repair work. This lock was permanently removed from operation in 1965.


Rice's Landing 1  Rice's Landing 2

Rice's Landing 3  Rice's Landing 4

Rice's Landing 5    Note the wave from the past from the man on the top deck of the boat  Rice's Landing 6

Rice's Landing 7


The determination of the location of these photos being Rice's Landing is based upon the name "Covert" being on the barn located across from the lock.  The Land Warrant map shown below shows that a John Covert purchased land along the Monongahela in 1820, close to Rice's Landing. 

Rice's Landing 8   Note the barn on the far shore  Rice's Landing 9   This is a close up of the barn with the name Covert visible  Rice's Landing 10



From collection of Larry Durdines   From collection of Larry Durdines   



Photo dated August 1923 

Above photo showing Lock 6 in 1923


         added 2/12/16

Above photos were taken during mid 1960s with three dated September 1965 which was when Lock 6 was removed from service, assumption is that these three photos are  showing activities related to this. Photos from collection of Jacob Spencer.


Lock 6 land wall as it appeared during Fall 2015, photo taken by Jacob Spencer   Close up of Lock 6 land wall as it appeared during Fall 2015, photo taken by Jacob Spencer  

Above color photos show the Lock 6 land wall as it appears during Fall of 2015, photos taken by Jacob Spencer.


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