Tag Archives: Fox River Locks History

Fox Locks hires new leadership

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 by

(Kaukauna, WI) Nov. 6, 2017–The board of directors of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces that Jeremy Cords is the new executive director of the organization. Cords will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the historic Fox Locks system and work collaboratively with public and private community organizations to grow awareness and […]

Be a Locktender for a Day!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Get your hands on a piece of history (literally) by being a Locktender for a Day! Register to win a chance to operate one of the only hand-operated lock systems in the country, right here in the Fox Valley. You’ll be stationed at Appleton’s Lock #3 near Downtown Appleton and the […]

Gov. Scott Walker signs bill for Fox Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Thank you to all who visited the bill signing! The legislation augments the statues under which the Fox River Navigational System Authority operates–and paves the way for constructing a visitors center at Appleton Lock 3. As part of the day, Governor Scott Walker was made a locktender for a day, and area 4th graders joined […]

Governor Scott Walker signs legislation for Fox River Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Bill paves the way for riverfront improvements (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) April. 14, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker will visit Appleton on April 14 from 11 a.m. to noon to sign a bill that broadens the scope of authority and responsibilities of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA). When signed, the legislation will amend state statute […]

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 […]