Upper Brewers Cranking 2
Upper Brewers - Opening the Gate
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001

A canal staffer turn the crank on a hand winch known as a "crab". In this case he is closing the upper gate at Upper Brewers Lock. The crab to the left is used to open or close the tunnel sluice valves that are used to fill the upper lock with water.

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