Emsworth Lock Closures Impact Events

6 August 2015

With the large chamber of the Emswork Lock scheduled to be closed until September 18th, several events on both sides of the lock are sure to be impacted.  The closure is expected to cause major delays for recreational boaters looking to head to events on the opposite side of the lock while the lock is closed from August 3rd to September 18th.  .

On the Ohio River below the Emsworth lock, several popular events that are usually well attended by boaters in the Pittsburgh Pool and beyond include the Beaver Valley Yacht Club Regatta (Aug. 14th – 16th), Beaver County River Regatta (Aug. 21st-23rd), Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta (Sept. 4th-6th) and the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatic Club’s annual Capt. Sean Ruane Memorial Corn Hole Tournament and Party (Sept. 12th).

Above the Emsworth lock in the Pittsburgh Pool, such events as the Coors Light Kickoff and Ribfest, Pirates, Steelers and Pitt Panthers games along with numerous other concerts will be missed by those below the Emsworth Lock.

While the delays are causing problems for boaters, according to officials the repairs are necessary and could prevent much longer closures in the future. For a look at all of the boating events in the area, be sure to take a look at the BoatPittsburgh.com Calendar of Events.