Boating – How Locks Work

4Locks are used to move boats between bodies of water that have different levels. This example, the St. Lucie Lock, is one in a series of five locks that allow boats to traverse the Okeechobee Waterway across the State of Florida from Stuart to Ft. Myers. When going east to west, you are lifted up by two locks to get to the Lake Okeechobee level and then after leaving the lake you are lowered down again by three different locks to get back to sea level at Ft. Myers. Continue article.


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