Category: History & Fun Facts

Who is the FRNSA?

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 by

Many people have asked us for more information on the Fox River Navigational System Authority, so here’s  more information on the organization and what we do. What is the Fox River Navigational Authority’s responsiblity? The Fox River Navigational System Authority manages the 17 locks on the Fox River. Of the 17 locks, 16 have been […]

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 […]