Lock 13, July 4, 1905

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Title

Lock 13, July 4, 1905

Subject

Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Black Warrior River (Ala.)
Dams

Description

Lock 13 was completed in May of 1905 and a formal ceremony was held on July 4, 1905. Lock 13 extended the upper limit of the Black Warrior River improvement to the junction of Locust and Mulberry forks of the river.

To facilitate coal shipment, the River and Harbor Acts of 1902 and 1907 authorized various improvements to the Black Warrior and lower Tombigbee Rivers creating 17 locks and dams to provide navigation from the Port of Mobile to near Birmingham, AL.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

July 4, 1905

Contributor

Jason Townsend (Description)
Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Postcard

Identifier

9

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

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