US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

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Civil Engineer Chris Norton looks for discrepencies atop the lock chamber during the annual inspection of Lock and Dam 1 on the Cape Fear River. Superimposed is an image of the steamer Mercur that passed through the locks in July of 1915. The locks are still used by recreational boaters to make their way down river. (USACE photo by Hank Heusinkveld) 
100 Years Old and Still Functioning

Civil Engineer Chris Norton looks for discrepencies atop the lock chamber during the annual inspection of Lock and Dam 1 on the Cape Fear River. Superimposed is an image of the steamer Mercur that passed through the locks in July of 1915 just after it opened. The locks are still used by recreational boaters to make their way down river. (USACE photo by Hank Heusinkveld)