Lock history: First lock was built at this site by the Everglades Drainage District in 1925.
Cost of construction: Approximately $2 million total
Lift of lock: Sea level to current St. Lucie Canal water level. (14.5' normal)
Lockages: Approximately 10,000 vessels lock through annually; of these about 91% are recreational vessels.
Commodities: Approximately 26,000 tons of manufactured goods, equipment, machinery, crude materials locked annually.
Lock usage: Operating hours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year, unless otherwise noted in the Coast Guard published, "Notice to Mariners." Lockage usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.