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Going up, going down

A pair of Rather Silly Time Lapses that just happen to be a wee bit educational as they show how a chamber lock works. Above, Lock 1, Trenton. Below, Lock 7, Glen Ross © 2012 CKB

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Ranney Falls Flight Lock

A rather interesting look at the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada, Locks 11/12 – Ranney Falls Flight Lock. All images link to the much larger versions. Ranney Falls Locks are the first of two flight locks on the … Continue reading

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Glen Ross Lock

A view of Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada, Lock 7 – Glen Ross Both images link to the larger versions – above, looking upstream, below, the shape of the lock distorted by the panoramic image software. Length: 46.9 … Continue reading

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The Trent

The Trent was built as a work boat for use on the Trent Severn waterway – after a long life it was rebuilt and currently is used by Parks Canada to help increase awareness of the waterway. I managed to … Continue reading

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Around the lock

This time it’s around Lock 1, the result of a rather unplanned and hurried trip on a hot, humid, and all around nasty day in terms of weather. Above, looking at Lock 1 from the river side of the lock … Continue reading

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The people behind the locks

The locks on the Trent Severn may fill and empty by gravity, but they would not function without the men and women who operate the lock – the people who open and close the lock gates, help boaters, open and … Continue reading

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Geeky alert… geeky alert

Okay – this is really geeky and I had to post it as I am a bit of a geek and I had fun making the video. The water is draining out of the downstream end of a lock on … Continue reading

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Around the lock – again

A trip to lock 7 is always enjoyable as there is so much to see and do – hiking, picnicking, walking about or just sitting and watching the boats transit the lock. These three images link to much larger versions. … Continue reading

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Another look at the lock

A rather wide look at the lock. Parks Canada did a superb job at this lock and has turned it into a very nice spot for walking around, a picnic, and as an overnight stop for boaters. Above and below, … Continue reading

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More than a lock

This was a trip to lock 5 to take some pictures and walk about, but it was also a trip that involved some pretty flower and some hot chocolate. Yes – hot chocolate prepared outdoors, at a lock, on a … Continue reading

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