Strangely, there's no fee for using the Fort Loudoun lock. You just sidle up the family pontoon boat to a wall at the top of the lock, yank an unobtrusive chain, and wait for the magic to happen.
|The lock doors slooooowly open to a full chamber.|
|Then close to the river above. No turning back now.|
|The chamber drains behind the enormous doors. After initially marveling at the lock, |
the kids get kind of bored and ham it up.
|That's a whole lot of displaced water.|
|Then, the doors on the opposing end start to open to the lower portion of the river.|
|I love these gigantic industrial doors. I want them in my living room.|
|And you head out and away from the lock. With all due speed.|