Category: Events

Locktender for a Day

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 by

Thanks for registering for our first Locktender for a Day contest! Meet our Locktender, Connie Meyer. Connie lives on Little Lake Butte des Morts and has always wanted a chance at moving the big gears to open the gates on the Fox. The event was held at Appleton Lock #3 where WHBY AM 1150 held […]

Be a Locktender for a Day!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Get your hands on a piece of history (literally) by being a Locktender for a Day! Register to win a chance to operate one of the only hand-operated lock systems in the country, right here in the Fox Valley. You’ll be stationed at Appleton’s Lock #3 near Downtown Appleton and the […]

UPDATE: Little Chute lock operations delayed

Posted on May 9, 2016 by

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening of the Little Chute lock is slightly delayed due to canal maintenance and final operational details with the bridge. We will have this lock open as soon as possible. For the most updated information, please follow our Facebook page at this link. 

Ready? Set? BOAT!

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

Friday, May 6 is opening day for the 2016 season! We hope to see you going through the locks this weekend and to help you, please visit our most updated schedule on our new website. Ten of the 17 locks on the Fox River lock system begin 2016 operation on at 8 a.m. The DePere lock begins […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOX RIVER LOCKS TO OPEN IN PUBLIC CEREMONY

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 by

Aug. 20, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis., August 20, 2015–The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces completion of the lock restoration project which returns the sytem to working order for navigation. The entire ten-year project that involved restoration and repair to 16 operating locks on the 39-mile Fox River waterway was completed on time and under […]