Divers to Repair Canaveral Lock East Gate Manatee Protection Array Starting May 11

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During the repair work, the Lock will be closed for about three to five hours per dive

The Canaveral Lock will be closed for several hours over a two-day period during the week of May 10 so that divers can repair the east gate manatee protection array. (Port Canaveral image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Canaveral Lock will be closed for several hours over a two-day period during the week of May 10 so that divers can repair the east gate manatee protection array.

During the repair work, the Lock will be closed for about three to five hours per dive, and possibly longer.

Lock operators hope to make the repairs Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12, weather permitting. Poor weather may delay repairs until later that week.

The Port Canaveral Lock allows access from the Banana River and Indian River, via the Barge Canal, to the Atlantic Ocean. Built-in 1965 it is the largest navigation lock in Florida.

The lock was installed to reduce the tidal flow coming through the Port. The hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traveling through the locks can take up to 30 minutes, or longer depending on traffic.

There is no fishing in or near the Port Canaveral lock. You will not be permitted to use the lock if you are caught fishing.

Anyone with questions can call Lockmaster Daniel “DJ” Hazebrook at his office at 321-783-5421 or on his mobile phone at 321-266-3800.

– REAL ESTATE BREVARD CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

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