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  The water level upstream of lock 7 (Glen Ross) was a bit higher than usual, resulting in water flowing over the top of the downstream lock gates. © 2013 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013

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Smiths Falls detached lock

This canal town is named for Thomas Smyth, a Loyalist who in 1786 was granted four hundred acres in what is present-day Smiths Falls. At the time of Rideau canal construction a small settlement had been established around a mill … Continue reading

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A picture perfect postcard moment

Lock 3, Glen Miller, on the Trent Severn Waterway Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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The Algolake

This was one of those days where nothing has gone right – I’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let’s take a look at Iroquois Lock as the Algolake transits the St. Lawrence Seaway. The next three images … Continue reading

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Parks Canada – Cloud Lock 4 Batawa

I made a quick stop to visit the other Parks Canada lock in Batawa – this one is part of the Cloud Lock system. You can see the lock gates holding back the clouds, in much the same way that … 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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Iroquois Lock

Iroquois is the first of the St. Lawrence Seaway locks and maintains Lake Ontario’s water level. I’ve managed to visit it during the summer, and then just before it closed for the season, on Boxing day.   Together, the locks … 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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