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On location – Upper Frankford control dam

The water level on the Trent Severn waterway is maintained by the locks, water level control dams, and by the dams for hydroelectric generating stations. This control dam is just upstream of Frankford – it’s also adjacent to the Sill … Continue reading

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Below the dam

  The water levels in the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario were very low when I was poking about the ruins of an old mill that is located on Parks Canada property, so I scooted down to the edge … Continue reading

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3rd Depot Lake Dam

After my hot, humid, sweaty and not so brilliantly planned hike to visit the falls on 2nd Depot Lake I decided that I would visit the dams on 3rd Depot Lake by driving to the parking lot and boat launch … Continue reading

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The end of the road

Actually the end of the path and the end of a shortcut between Trenton and Trent Severn Lock 1. I’ve been across this control dam many times while on my way to visit Lock 1 or as part of a … Continue reading

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The dam

I discovered this little damn sort of by accident as I had stopped to check out an old mill that had been turned into a pub restaurant. It happened to be closed so I went exploring, which in this case … Continue reading

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Pretty but deadly

The rushing waters of the Moira River passing over a dam in Belleville Ontario are a pretty, but very deadly natural attraction – especially with the unseasonal warm weather that has resulted in the river flooding some areas, and attracted … Continue reading

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OPG – Frankford Station

When originally constructed by the Sidney Electric Power Company Frankford generating station was called "Sidney Number 2". This designation has resulted in some confusion in historical records over the years with the present Sidney plant at Dam No. 2 which … Continue reading

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Now you know–Control dams

Control dams on the Trent Severn canal system keep the water at a level that is suitable for navigation and power generation. They’re also popular fishing spots and places for a nice walk, as on this winter day. Control dams … Continue reading

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Healey Falls Generating Station

Adjacent to to Trent Severn locks 15 – 17, the Healey Falls Generating Station is one of those places that the owners would rather you stayed away from. I’m fascinated by hydro electric power stations and took a good look … Continue reading

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