Sosnowo Lock

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Sosnowo Lock
Śluza Sosnowo.jpg
Waterway Augustów Canal
Country  Poland
State Podlaskie
County Augustów
Maintained by RZGW
Operation Manual
First built 1835-1836
Latest built rebuilt 1948
Length 43.5 m (142.7 ft)
Width 6.1 m (20.0 ft)
Fall 2.77 m (9.1 ft)
Distance to
Biebrza River
13.2 km (8.2 mi)
Distance to
Niemen River
88 km (54.7 mi)
Coordinates 53°42′01″N 22°55′34″E / 53.700272°N 22.926201°E / 53.700272; 22.926201Coordinates: 53°42′01″N 22°55′34″E / 53.700272°N 22.926201°E / 53.700272; 22.926201

Sosnowo Lock - the second lock on the Augustów Canal (from the Biebrza) in Poland near the village of Sosnowo in the administrative district of Gmina Sztabin, within Augustów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of Sztabin, 15 km (9 mi) south of Augustów, and 68 km (42 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok.

As part of the Augustów Canal the lock was the first waterway (Summit level canal) in Central Europe to provide a direct link between the two major rivers, Vistula River and the Neman River, and it provided a link with the Black Sea to the south through the Oginski Canal, Dnieper River, Berezina Canal and Dvina River. It is currently a conservation protection zone proposed by Poland for inscription onto the World Heritage List of UNESCO.[2] . It was completely destroyed during WW II and was rebuilt in 1948.

Camping facilities are available next to the Lock.

  • Location: 13.2 kilometer
  • Level difference: 2.77 m
  • Length: 43.5 m
  • Width: 6.10 m
  • Gates: Metal
  • Years Constructed: 1835-1836, rebuilt 1948
  • Project manager: Eng. Wojciech Korczakowski


Upstream Augustów Canal
Borki Lock
6.05 km (3.8 mi)
Sosnowo Lock Dębowo Lock
12.85 km (8.0 mi)