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Boat fender

When using locks, boaters should:

  • Have fenders and at least 100 feet of rope to use in securing your boat inside the lock.
  • Follow the lock attendant's instructions and proceed slowly.
  • Avoid passing another boat when inside the lock, unless directed to do so by the lock attendant.
  • Wait for the lock attendant's signal to exit the lock.