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The keystone arch dam at Jones falls is constructed of interlocking tapered vertical stones. The dam is one of the most spectacular engineering structure on the Rideau Canal, and is one of the first of its type in the world. … Continue reading
Jones Falls was a bit of a sneaky lock to find as the there are two ways to get to it by foot – one through a pretty trail that was full of fliers and biters that wanted to eat … Continue reading
The Merrickville lock station is unique for the holding basins between the locks. A bit of time lapse video of the locks in action.
Descending 4.7 m over a length of 658 m, Sly’s Rapids were named after William Sly, an early settler who arrived in the Smith Falls area in 1798. By 1824 he had built a substantial barn and house on the … Continue reading
One last trip to Lock 5, Frankford, on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada. The Harper Government budget cuts have resulted in severe reductions in the staffing and operating hours of the locks, as well as a shortening … Continue reading
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
Parks Canada has this way of ensuring rain is never far from me… © 2013 CKB
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
What a shame that people feel they have the right to paint whatever they want, wherever they want… Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB