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The nuclear reactor

My little buddy railway Monkey stopped in at the Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear to demonstrate his reactor operating skills. Please note that Homer Simpson and Railway Monkey do not operate nuclear reactors – the background for this video is … 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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Winter Water – Bata Island

The actual name of the Island is in dispute as it is known as Bata Island, Sill Island, and Sills Island. I’m leaning toward Sills Island as it is just upstream of Sills Island Generating Station, Ontario Power Generation’s second … Continue reading

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Floor eels

My second visit to Ontario Power Generation’s St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre was planned so that I would arrive when it was open – the first time was in the middle of the winter, on a day when it … Continue reading

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I must be cautious

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada is closed to navigation for the season, and on this beautiful fall day and I am the only person at Lock 1, Trenton. It’s a perfect day to quietly enjoy the scenery, absorb … Continue reading

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Something fishy on the Trent

For some reason people like to fish from the top of dams, while standing outside the safety rails on dams, and directly downstream of dams. It’s not something I would do as I know how dangerous dams can be, and … Continue reading

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A minute on the Trent

  A bit of video shot while poking about the ruins of the old sawmill on the Trent, downstream of Control Dam 1. While I was able to explore much of this area due to the abnormally low water levels … Continue reading

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Below the dam

I had previously poked about this area while I was wearing a pair of runners – not a great choice given that there were some small streams that I wanted to cross. This time I was a bit more prepared … Continue reading

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The Lost Villages

A short look at where the Lost Villages used to be. The upheaval of families and entire communities is chilling to read about, and even worse to hear from the mouths of people who were there. I had to leave, … Continue reading

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Darlington Nuclear Trail

Pretty. This is a pretty area with awesome views and an abundance of nature – and it’s a four season trail. Darlington Nuclear Trail is a bit to the east of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, and very close to … Continue reading

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