A quick stop at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada Lock 14 – Crowe Bay.
Above, looking upstream. You may notice that the only activity here is the Parks Canada lock master cutting the grass.
Above, looking downstream. You may notice that there is no activity here – same as below in the lock itself. Despite being the middle of June, there is little activity on the waterway, which is likely because the cost of using the waterway has increased, while the hours of operation have decreased to the point that weekend users are likely not going to bother.
At the same time, staffing levels have been greatly cit back, with multiple locks being operated by one lock master – this decreases the amount of traffic that the waterway can handle, and again, discourages boaters from using the system.
A shame in my opinion.
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