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A last view of the lock

One last trip to Lock 5, Frankford, on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada. The Harper Government budget cuts have resulted in severe reductions in the staffing and operating hours of the locks, as well as a shortening … Continue reading

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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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Along the Trent – Batawa

I’ve been enjoying the low water levels on Lake Ontario and parts of the Trent, taking the time to visit areas that are normally covered under a couple of feet of water, and generally poking about. Above, I’m looking upstream … Continue reading

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Lock 3 – How it works

Besides being a sight that most people never get a chance to see, this also shows some of the important features of the locks on the Trent Severn Waterway. Look at the lower lock gate – you can see that … Continue reading

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A walk at the lock

A beautiful day saw me walking around at Glen Miller – that’s Lock 3 on the Trent Severn Waterway. Besides the colours of the fall, the sky was vibrant, with a mix of blue and gray that made a perfect … Continue reading

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Batawa fall – the lift

This was what some would consider a good day to stay inside where it is warm and dry, and that’s exactly what most people were doing at Batawa Ski Hill. I suppose the chilli contest that was being held in … Continue reading

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Lock 3 – Divers at work

Divers at work placing a large plastic sheet on the the upstream coffer dam at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada lock 3, Glen Miller. The coffer dams are installed to allow the lock to be drained for maintenance … Continue reading

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Lock 3 coffer dams

A look at the upper and lower coffer dams in place, at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada lock 3, Glen Miller. The coffer dams are installed to allow the lock to be drained for maintenance work on the … Continue reading

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Dewatering Lock 3

Parks Canada staff draining Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada lock 3, Glen Miller. As interesting as this is, please consider staying home and enjoying the locks through the safety of your computer: This is an active construction site … Continue reading

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