Category Archives: Tennessee River

Riverton Lock Construction

I had a chance to get out on Pickwick Lake yesterday and do a little fishing and side image recording with my Humminbird Onix 10 SI Cross Touch. While i was scanning in the back of Bear Creek I scanned these old railroad tracks. These tracks are part of the construction of the old canal system that starts t the mouth of First Creek on Wheeler Lake and runs all the way to Waterloo, Alabama. If you want to scan the tracks for yourself I posted the GPS coordinates on the photo.

You can see the train the used the tracks now located under Pickwick Lake.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Historical Photo: This is a graveling crane and stone yard at Riverson, Ala., which is supporting the Colbert Shoals Canal project Nov. 8, 1895.

Here is a drawing of the canal lock that is submerged under Pickwick Lake that is across the river from Waterloo.

Construction of the Riverton canal, as you can see there was a lot of manual labor involved in the construction.

Setting the stones used in the construction of the lock. Most of the stones were cut from quarries up and down the Tennessee River. Keller quarry was one such place and you can still see some of the cut stones located there to this day.

Stones set in place as part of the Riverton canal.

Upriver entrance going into the entrance of the Riverton lock.

Down river gate exiting from the Riverton lock.

Humminbird Onix Side Image scan of the old Riverton Lock.

If you want to take a look at the lock with your Side and down Image units here is the GPS coordinates: N34.53.851 – W088.04.048 enjoy.

Humminbird Onix Side Image – Wilson Lake – Submerged Train and Cars

Here is another submerged object that lays below Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River. I have included two photos, one is of what type train engine I think it is and the other an actual side scan image of the train using a Humminbird Onix 10 SI unit. Hope you find these interesting as I did.train1                                                    Possible train that is submerged.train                          Engine on the right and one of the two box cars on the left.