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Updated: 02/21/2018 08:30:05AM

South Gulf Cove wants new lock

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PROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY

South Gulf Cove boaters pass through this lock into open waters. The 40-year-old lock is repeatedly breaking down. Charlotte County is now lookiing into building a new parallel lock.

By STEVE REILLY

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SOUTH GULF COVE — A downed power line, not a mechanical failure, short-circuited South Gulf Cove boaters’ access to Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico.

The lock was back online and fully operational, once power returned. But that doesn’t mean the lock hasn’t seen better days. Periodically, the 40-year-old lock breaks down and has been in need of repairs.

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