Tour boat out of Peterborough, Ontario
The tour boat is returning home, entering Lock 20 at Ashburnham on the Trent-Severn Waterway. It's early evening and the tourists have just been to the highest lift lock in the world, which is less than a kilometre north of this lock. The water in the canal on this side of the lock is approximately 3.7 metres (12 feet) higher than the water in Little Lake just ahead. So the boat must enter the lock to be lowered. Then the gates close behind it.
Water drains from the lock, lowering the boat
In the left-hand corner you can see the very back of the tour boat. The back gates to the lock have closed and some water has already been drained from the lock.
Nearly 3.7 metres (12 feet) of water inside the lock has now drained out of the lock
The boat will soon sail into Little Lake.
Opening the gates in front of the boat
As this Government of Canada employee pushes this lever as he walks around, the lock gates in front of the boat slowly open...
and the tour boat motors on.
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Marvelous post for the day! I'm always fascinated by the locks -- we a very large set of them here in Ballard (Seattle). Love your photos as always, beautiful captures, lovely colors and reflections! Hope your week is off to a great start!
So many things like these amaze me. When I talk to Roger about the things done by man...and how they accomplish them he always says, well, just think about the first Eskimo that said lets get in our little 'boat' and go spear a whale--not his exact terms but you get what I mean.
Super! And that first shot has a wonderful reflection too!
And here was me thinking you were posting from the Big Muddy!
Great shots, especially the last. It's wonderful that some things, like opening the gate to this lock, are still done by human power instead of big machines and computers.
Using a natural resource and a little elbow grease to lift or drop a few tons...nice series. FAB.
I enjoyed this post so much and the reflection in the first shot was great.
that is an interesting post and fun to see.
Wonderful shots! First I thought it was from Sweden and our Gota Channel ;)
Boat locks are remarkable inventions. So is that boat... how does it not topple over with all those people up so high?
Great pictures. In our country we have many boatlocks. When we had our sailingboat we had to use them a lot. It was always fun to stay in them for a while and see all the boats come in. I have never seen one that is still working by manpower.
those are pretty steamer and lock, thanks for sharing these
Now that is very interesting. I think I might like to be the one who opens the gate.
Excellent with clear reflection down the water. This boat reminds me of home.
This a wonderful series. That first shot is stunning...what a grand reflection. The water looks like glass!
Wow, the reflections in the top photo are marvelous! Working the locks seems quite complicated, but, they have been around for quite some time...It is fascinating to see boats or ships pass through them. Very nice photos!
EG: Neat captures of the little boat trip. I was at a old lock on the old Erie Canal this past week.
I love watching boats through the locks. Just wonderful, EG. My world !
I want to experience the tour, and see first hand how the locks operate.
Your photos really tell a story! Very interesting post.
I always wonder how locks work. Thanks for your photo number two. I was in locks in Australia but did get such a good photo as yours.
Fascinating place and such beautiful captures!
Really pretty world. Love the pics. Great reflection in the first.
I am so fascinated by locks. Love visiting the Soo. Just amazing.
Great pics with the post. I liked the shot of the man at work.
What a peaceful way to travel. Love that last photo - the boat looks so charming.
locks are amazing, an engineering marvel. fabulous photos as always.
I've been through a lock in London, quite interesting regarding the water highs and lows. Wonderful post.
It's so interesting, thanks a lot for all information and these pictures are wonderful.The first one has a beautiful reflection!
Nice description and great shots. Thanks and best wishes.
What a stunning reflection in that first shot - just like a mirror. Gorgeous!
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I'd love to take that boat ride. Thanks for explaining how the locks work.
Beautiful post. Really like the one photo with the reflections. My wife and I will be on the French River in late July we can hardly wait
You have some beautiful photos. I saw the picture of the old red barn on your other blog and it makes me really sad to see something like that traded for modern houses. I love the old country things!
Nice series of shots. Locks are very fascinating.
That is a very tall boat I hope it doesn't tip over. LOL MB
PS. The first shot is super. MB
Thanks for sharing these pictures of this part of your world. I think it would be exciting to sail on that boat through those locks. My children were fascinated by the locks near their grandparent's home.
It is amazing how these locks work! Great shots!
this is childhood memories to me. Had something similar where I lived at that time.
If I can ever get into Canada again (so close yet so far away nowadays!), I'm going here. It's awesome!
Wonderful experience to show! We have a lock system linking the Atlantic Ocean to Bras d'Or Lake here in Cape Breton. Traveling through is fascinating. ~karen
Haven't visited CDP sites in a while, but am glad I stopped at yours today. I spent many moments waiting for boats to go through this particular lock. The bridge would swing around and we would have to wait and wait for all those boats to go through. This was one of the main roads we would take to get to Keene from Peterborough. Thanks for the pictures. I will be visiting next week and will cross the bridge in your honour but hope I won't have to wait for any passing boats.
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