Location of Canaveral Harbor: 145 miles south of Jacksonville and 70 miles north of Fort Pierce
Canaveral Harbor history: Created in 1951 by an artificial cut through the barrier beach to provide access to a turning basin in the Banana River, jetties completed in 1954
Lift of lock: Varies by tide stage in Canaveral Harbor and water level in the Banana River. Normal maximum difference in water levels is 3 to 4 feet.
How water level is changed: By releasing water from the ocean side to the Banana River side or vice versa
Lock staff: Five Corps of Engineers personnel
Major commodities through lock: Petroleum, NASA Shuttle booster rockets, commercial fishing vessels
Lock usage: Any vessel with draft up to 12 feet, no charge for lockage. Lockage takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Lock cost: $5.6 million total (includes bridges, roads, barge canal enlargement), cost of lock $2.96 million