Locks on the St. Lucie Canal at Port Mayaca

The locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at Port Mayaca allow boats to pass into Lake Okeechobee from the St. Lucie River Canal, which continues east to the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart and Port St. Lucie. Transient boaters use the waterway to get to the Gulf Coast via the Caloosahatchee River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. (Photo by Bob Rountree)