Charlott 22nd November 2017 @ 07:08 AM Big Eddy was actually a number of miles down river from Celilo, almost to The Dalles. This is the start of the canal on the western end. You can get a good view of how those rapids were down there below the locks. Also in the far distance on the Washington shore you can see where Dallesport/Rockland is located. The barges and tugs of today could never make it up this canal. I can remember the Big Eddy fish wheel. It was very massive. Too bad it wasn’t left to show these younger generations what a stationery fish wheel looked like. It wasn’t the only one in the area, but by far the most massive.