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Toe the line

The most likely origin of “toe the line” dates back to the the late 17th or early 18th century when barefooted sailors stood to attention for inspection on wooden decked ships of the Royal Navy. The sailors lined up on … Continue reading

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The Blue Line

The water level in lake Ontario is down and much lower than normal, so the level in the Bay of Quinte and the Trent upstream to Trent Severn lock 1 (Trenton) are also down. The water is also way down … Continue reading

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Why is there foam on the water?

A very good question… Foam forms when gases are trapped in water as bubbles and these bubbles are stabilized (do not readily burst). As with most liquids, water molecules are normally attracted to each other. This attraction creates tension at … Continue reading

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Why is it blue?

One of the (many) questions that I am asked about the Trent Severn Waterway is ‘why sections of the locks are painted blue’. Besides being pretty, the blue sections serve an important purpose, as they mark out the staging area … Continue reading

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