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Lockport Area Genealogical
& Historical Society

Preserving the past is our 'present' to the future!

Thank you for visiting LAGHS

Our site is dedicated to preserving the history of our great town, Lockport, Illinois, so that future generations can enjoy our heritage as we have. Here you can find historical documents and pictures relating to Lockport's rich history.

Early view of canal in Lockport Il.
View of lock number one in lockport il.view of grain building in lockport il.

 

Please join us for a LAGHS fieldtrip

Historic Canal Boat Ride on the I&M Canal in LaSalle, Illinois

Date: Saturday May 21

Time: Meet in LaSalle, IL at 11:00 am for an 11:30 am sailing.  Tickets Adults $15-Seniors $13

Place: 754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301


The LaSalle Canal Boat is a mule-pulled, full-size replica of the 19 th Century canal boats that once carried passengers on the I&M Canal.  Board the LaSalle Canal Boat, and enjoy the scenery, history and relaxation of a mule pulled ride on the waterway that changed the face of the nation – the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal.