Watervliet Side Cut Locks

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Watervliet Side Cut Locks

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Watervliet Side Cut Locks, March 2010
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Location 23rd St. at the Hudson River, Watervliet, New York
Coordinates 42°43′55″N73°41′55″W / 42.73194°N 73.69861°W / 42.73194; -73.69861 Coordinates: 42°43′55″N73°41′55″W / 42.73194°N 73.69861°W / 42.73194; -73.69861
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
NRHP reference # 71000529 [1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1971

Watervliet Side Cut Locks, also known as the West Troy Side Cut Locks and "Double Locks," is a historic set of canal locks located at Watervliet in Albany County, New York. The lock walls and sea wall are constructed of cut limestone blocks. [2]

Watervliet, New York City in New York, United States

Watervliet is a city in Albany County in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 10,254 as of the 2010 census. Watervliet is north of Albany, the capital of the state, and is bordered on the north, west, and south by the town of Colonie. The city is also known as "the Arsenal City".

Albany County, New York County in the United States

Albany County is a county in the state of New York, in the United States. Its northern border is formed by the Mohawk River, at its confluence with the Hudson River, which is on the east. As of the 2010 census, the population was 304,204. The county seat is Albany, the state capital of New York. As originally established by the English government in the colonial era, Albany County had an indefinite amount of land, but has had an area of 530 square miles (1,400 km2) since March 3, 1888. The county is named for the Duke of York and of Albany, who became James II of England.

Limestone Sedimentary rocks made of calcium carbonate

Limestone is a carbonate sedimentary rock that is often composed of the skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, foraminifera, and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). A closely related rock is dolomite, which contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2. In fact, in old USGS publications, dolomite was referred to as magnesian limestone, a term now reserved for magnesium-deficient dolomites or magnesium-rich limestones.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

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