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Rideau Canal – Jones Falls stone arch dam

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

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Rideau Canal – Jones Falls locks 39-42

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

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Rideau Canal – Merrickville locks 21-23

The Merrickville lock station is unique for the holding basins between the locks. A bit of time lapse video of the locks in action.

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Rideau Canal – Old Slys locks 26/27

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

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A last view of the lock

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

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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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A bit of rain

Parks Canada has this way of ensuring rain is never far from me… © 2013 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013

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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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Artists, artist, everywhere

What a shame that people feel they have the right to paint whatever they want, wherever they want… Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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A shadow of myself

So maybe I’m just a wee bit weird, but I think it looks like the plant on the right side of my shadow is firing a ball of vegetation toward the old mill ruins and the dam… Images by Katherine … Continue reading

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