Lock and Dam 52

Lock and Dam 52 (HMX6G)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.267', W 88° 35.63'

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Lock and Dam 52, completed in 1928, is located at Ohio River Mile 939.9. This site, and Lock and Dam 53, are the only remaining movable wicket dams on the Ohio. Both will be removed when the Olmsted Locks and Dam become operational. When the navigation system was completed in 1929, there were 51 similar projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' maneuver boat raises and lowers the wooden wickets, determined by river conditions.The M/V RAY A. ECKSTEIN is shown locking downbound. The vessel, owned and operated by Marquette Transportation Co., Inc., is headquartered in Paducah and named for the company's founder.
HM NumberHMX6G
Placed BySponsored by Marquette Transportation Company, Inc. to honor the Eckstein family
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358345 N 4105798
Decimal Degrees37.08778333, -88.59383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.267', W 88° 35.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 16.02" N, 88° 35' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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