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Lock 14 – Trent Severn

A quick stop at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada Lock 14 – Crowe Bay. Above, looking upstream. You may notice that the only activity here is the Parks Canada lock master cutting the grass. Above, looking downstream. You … Continue reading

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Ranney Gorge

  Ranney Gorge is pretty cool in mu opinion – it’s one of my favourite stops for a quick walkabout or a picnic (or both) if I happen to be near Campbellford.   asdaI usually take a few minutes to … Continue reading

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Crowe Bay

  Crowe Bay is formed by the dams upstream of Lock 14 of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada. The lock is interesting as it is on an island, with a control dam to the west, and a … Continue reading

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Smiths Falls railway bridge

Smiths Falls is home to a rather spectacular, raised bascule bridge. The Scherzer rolling-lift railway bridge was built in 1912-13 and was used until the rail line ceased operation in 1984. Since then it has been permanently kept in the … Continue reading

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Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse

The Point-au-Père site was one of the most important navigational aid centres in Canada for over a hundred years. The existing lighthouse, built in 1909, is the third to be built on the site. The site also included a pilotage … Continue reading

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A still day on the river

It’s almost 32° today and the humidity is very high – making the river look inviting. It’s a dangerous place to swim if you’re anywhere near a lock or a dam, which means I am not going to cool off … Continue reading

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