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United States : Indiana

3.1 miles (5.0 km) W of West Point (KY), Harrison, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 123 m (403 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 94°E

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#2: Old control building for lock and dam #43 #3: Control building looking SW #4: Looking upriver #5: Looking downriver

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  38°N 86°W  

#1: Looking due south from the north shore of the Ohio

(visited by Rick Smeltzer and Anna Smeltzer)

04-Jan-2001 -- This confluence is located in Harrison County in southern Indiana near the old river town of New Boston. New Boston was built around the operation of Ohio River Lock and Dam number 43. There were 53 of these old lock and dams on the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Cairo. They could only raise the river 8 or 9 feet and have been replaced with fewer, modern high rise dams. Number 43 was in operation from 1920 until the late 1970's when it was replaced by the lock and dam at Cannelton, Indiana. The actual confluence is about 80 feet out into the Ohio River from the Indiana shore. The border between Indiana and Kentucky is about 100 feet from the Indiana shore of the Ohio River here. Across the river is part of the Fort Knox military reservation.

Photograph two is the old control building for Lock and Dam 43. The building is a just few feet west or down river from the confluence. Photograph three is another view of the control building looking southwest. The river was as high as the wreath in the window during the 1997 Ohio River flood. The river was as high as the roof eaves in the great 1937 flood. Nicholas and Karen Densford now own the control building and surrounding land. Nicholas is planning a photo album project of the old Ohio River control buildings. Photograph one is looking due south from the north bank of the Ohio River. The confluence as stated above is about 80 feet out. Photographs 4 and 5 are looking up river and down river respectively. Photo six is the obligatory GPS receiver on the bank of the river.


 All pictures
#1: Looking due south from the north shore of the Ohio
#2: Old control building for lock and dam #43
#3: Control building looking SW
#4: Looking upriver
#5: Looking downriver
#6: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Ohio River, about 100 ft from its nothern bank.