Tag Archives: fox locks

Lock tender houses restored for public use

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by

Ten of the lock sites within the Fox River system include dwellings that originally served as homes for the lock master and his family. Several projects are underway to restore these homes and are highlighted below The Little Chute Lock Keeper House Thanks to volunteers from The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, you can step back into the […]

Locktender’s Lament: history in song

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 by

There are hundreds of historical photos of the Fox River Locks, but only one bit of arcane history in song. “The Locktender’s Lament” has a muddy history, but some records indicate the song had its origins in World War II. It is a bit of lampoon on an English girl who follows an American sailor across the […]

MENASHA LOCK TO OPEN ONE DAY FOR LARGE BOATS

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 by

Sept. 28, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis.–The Fox River Navigational System Authority, (FRNSA) will reopen the closed Menasha lock in order move larger boats through the lock to Lake Winnebago en route to winter storage. The FRNSA is working cooperatively with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage the special lockage Thursday, October 1. On September […]

MENASHA LOCK CLOSED TO BOAT TRAFFIC

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by

September 3, 2015 KAUKAUNA, WIS.—The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) has proactively closed the Menasha lock in consultation with the Department of Natural Resources while the DNR determines if the round goby fish is in the Lake Winnebago environment. This is the southernmost lock on the Fox River and the first lock that links […]

Fox River Locks restoration project complete

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 by

Celebration Time at the Locks Thanks to the hundreds of people that visited the Fox River Navigational System Authority in Kaukauna to help celebrate the rebuilding of the Fox River Locks. The celebration on August 25, 2015 was a celebration of completing the massive project on time and on budget. Please take a moment and enjoy the […]

FOX RIVER LOCKS TO OPEN IN PUBLIC CEREMONY

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 by

Aug. 20, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis., August 20, 2015–The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces completion of the lock restoration project which returns the sytem to working order for navigation. The entire ten-year project that involved restoration and repair to 16 operating locks on the 39-mile Fox River waterway was completed on time and under […]