|Note the lock tender with the long boat pole reaching down for the boat's dock lines. This made it very easy and within a couple of minutes Doublewide is made secure. You can see the lines on her stern going to the top o the lock. |
The lockmaster is helping the sailboat behind Doublewide - he's picking up their bow line. When the lock is closed and the water rises, I have to keep taking in the slack on the bow and stern lines to insure she doesn't get out of control in the curents, I want her snug up against the wall. There are lots of bumpers and bumper boards to make sure she does not rub on the lock wall on the way up.