The following photographs show how the Falkirk Wheel looks in operation at various stages of hoisting the passenger boat you see in the above picture from the Forth and Clyde Canal up to the Union Canal 35 meters (115 feet) above it. Yes, one can purchase a ticket to be in the boat and be uplifted by the Falkirk Wheel.
Starting Position of the Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel Heading Toward the Half Way Point Up
The Falkirk Wheel Nearly Three-Quarters of the Way Up
The Falkirk Wheel Nearly at the Top
The Falkirk Wheel Having Hoisted the Boat to the Top
Take a look at the Falkirk Wheel home page for details about this unique and creative engineering achievement.