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A not so icy day

You might think that Ontario is all locked in the clutches of winter if you’re looking upstream on the Trent River from Batawa toward Frankford – the view downstream tells a different story though. This winter has been warm – … 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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Glen Miller dam

This is one of those places – one of those places that looks really cool but for some reason I’ve just never had the opportunity to stop and look at. So… I did. This dam can be seen from both … Continue reading

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Bata Island

Bata Island, properly called Sill Island is a small island in the Trent River, just north of Frankford. The island is approximately .75 km long by about 1.5 – 2 km wide. The island is interesting in itself as a … Continue reading

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Damn cold

It was damn cold at the dam at Trent Severn lock four. This is a remotely controlled combined hydro and river control dam, one of the few that you can walk across to get to the corresponding lock. For your … Continue reading

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