Author Archives: Fox Locks

Fox River Locks Open for Business May 6

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

(KAUKAUNA, WIS.) May 4, 2016 – 10 of the 17 locks on the Fox River lock system begin 2016 operation on Friday, May 6 at 8 a.m. Locks begin operations starting at 10 a.m., noon, in Appleton, Little Chute and Little Kaukauna Lock and the DePere lock opens at 8 a.m. on Friday. For a […]

Gov. Scott Walker signs bill for Fox Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Thank you to all who visited the bill signing! The legislation augments the statues under which the Fox River Navigational System Authority operates–and paves the way for constructing a visitors center at Appleton Lock 3. As part of the day, Governor Scott Walker was made a locktender for a day, and area 4th graders joined […]

Governor Scott Walker signs legislation for Fox River Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Bill paves the way for riverfront improvements (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) April. 14, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker will visit Appleton on April 14 from 11 a.m. to noon to sign a bill that broadens the scope of authority and responsibilities of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA). When signed, the legislation will amend state statute […]

ROUND GOBY WATCH

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by

Attention all fishermen: We need your help to monitor the spread of the invasive round goby in Lake Winnebago and the Fox River system. The  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to report the incidental catch of round gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam, in Little Lake Butte des Morts and […]

Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 by

Jan. 15, 2016 Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop Sat., January 23, 2016 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Menasha Public Library Lower Level “Company E” Room 440 1st St, Menasha, WI MEDIA IS WELCOME (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) Jan. 15, 2016 – The public is invited to a visioning workshop that will cover topics associated with planning […]

Lock tender houses restored for public use

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by

Ten of the lock sites within the Fox River system include dwellings that originally served as homes for the lock master and his family. Several projects are underway to restore these homes and are highlighted below The Little Chute Lock Keeper House Thanks to volunteers from The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, you can step back into the […]

Locktender’s Lament: history in song

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 by

There are hundreds of historical photos of the Fox River Locks, but only one bit of arcane history in song. “The Locktender’s Lament” has a muddy history, but some records indicate the song had its origins in World War II. It is a bit of lampoon on an English girl who follows an American sailor across the […]

MENASHA LOCK TO OPEN ONE DAY FOR LARGE BOATS

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 by

Sept. 28, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis.–The Fox River Navigational System Authority, (FRNSA) will reopen the closed Menasha lock in order move larger boats through the lock to Lake Winnebago en route to winter storage. The FRNSA is working cooperatively with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage the special lockage Thursday, October 1. On September […]