Sun, Jun 05|
Songo Lock & Swing Bridge, Sebago Lake, Naples, ME
****MEETING LOCATION: IRVING/CIRCLE K - 81 NH-MEREDITH, NH (RTE 25)**** Pre-Ride Meeting at 8:30 am, KSU at 9 am. Brown bag - Picnic lunch at destination. There will be a Grocery/Subway stop where sandwiches can be purchased. Homeward bound, we'll enjoy Bobby Sue's Homemade Ice Cream.
Time & Location
Jun 05, 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Irving/Circle K, 81 NH-25, Meredith, NH 03253, USA
About the Event
All state and local roads via a route you wouldn't expect. We'll travel along lakes, through farm fields and through Eaton, NH and Harrison, ME, enroute to the Songo Lock and Swing Span Bridge. The return will travel along the west shore of Sebago Lake before turning west toward ice-cream and Laconia Harley Davidson.
Road Captain: John Zanchi
Google Map Outbound - Meredith to Songo Lock, Naples ME
Google Map Return - Songo Lock to LHD, Meredith
The Songo Lock is the last surviving hand-operated lock of the 28 built for the Cumberland and Oxford Canal, a 19th-century canal used to transport goods and raw materials between Portland harbor and the upland interior as far north as Bridgeton and Harrison on Long Lake. The lock is located on the Songo River, just above its confluence with the Crooked River north of Sebago Lake. The lock, built in 1830 and enlarged with some modernization in 1911, is now used primarily during the summer months by pleasure craft. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated as a Maine Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2001. It is now maintained as part of Sebago Lake State Park.
For this ride bring all your energy in case they need our assistance to operate the gates.
The nearby Songo Lock Swing Span Bridge is a national rarity, a hand-turned bridge that still operates for boats. Located 250-ft upstream from the Songo Lock, it was originally built in 1901 at Naples Bay and was moved to Songo Lock in 1926 when the Naples Bay crossing was upgraded. It is the oldest identified,