Wednesday, October 7, 2015

U/Alphabe-Thursday

 Peterborough Lift-lock seen from the south side - built in 1904

U is for UP, and the top of the lift-lock is certainly UP - 65 feet in the air. Boats that wish to travel westerly on the Trent-Severn Waterway must be raised that much to continue. See the large pan on the left side of the lift-lock? It's raised and at the top. A similar pan is on the right side mostly under water in this photo.

A hydraulic lift raises the pan with boats in it to the top.

Top side of the lift-lock

Another photo of the top side

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

44 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito interessante, gostei das fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a mighty impressive structure!

Jeevan said...

Truly amazing mechanism and construction! Thanks for let us know the process. Great shots

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have always enjoyed watching the process and mechanisms of lockes in action EG, pretty amazing concept.

Pamela Gordon said...

I would love to be there and watch this happen. Great photos.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

isn't our species ingenious?

Revrunner said...

Thanks, EG. I needed a "lift" this morning. :-)

VP said...

I like locks, and even more to see them functioning. This is great!

Jacquelineand.... said...

We are determined creatures, are we not.

Darla said...

So interesting and to think it has been working all these years.

Sandra said...

i have only seen these in photos and movies... they always amaze me

Lowell said...

I've never seen these in person so I really appreciate these great photos. Quite an operation for sure!

Linda W. said...

Those locks are amazing!

Birdman said...

At a lake nearby we have a series of locks, but nothing like this. Design and size dwarfs ours.

Sylvia K said...

Like many others I'm fascinated by the locks!! Great captures for the day as always! Hope your week is going well!!

Debbie said...

very cool....and interesting structure!!!!

William Kendall said...

It is such an impressive structure.

Hilary said...

Right here in my new neck of the woods.. though I've not gone to see it yet. Your fine photos have drawn me to do so... soonish. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Very impressive structure

RedPat said...

I've watched it working many times and always find it fascinating, EG! Good shots!

Stephanie said...

I have seen these before. Fascinating to watch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We are our Florida boat through locks pretty often, but this one looks scarier! Good pictures.

Halcyon said...

This is one of the best sights in Ontario, IMO. A real marvel of engineering. :)

Mo said...

Wow they are pretty sophisticated locks. Very different to the ones on the canals here

Amy at love made my home said...

What an incredible piece of engineering!! xx

Lois said...

Nice photos. I have always been fascinated by lift-locks.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

My parents took my daughter there many years ago! Great memory!

edenhills said...

I love watching the barges go through the locks on the Mississippi River. Great captures!

genie said...

Locks and windmills both excite me...not the hew variety but the older ones. They are magical to me...and bring out my inner child. The windmills move wind and the locks with their water help to move boats. That is exciting to think about. Your pictures of these locks is great. You really got a great capture.Is this an old lock that has been modernized.

Cloudia said...

oh a Lift Lock is interesting! We all know about the ones that fill or empty with water....









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Kay said...

Very cool!This reminds me that there are locks in Seattle. I saw them many years ago, before I moved to the Pacific Northwest. Now I'm curious to see them again.

diane b said...

That is am interesting lock.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

☆It is funny to travel in Lift Lock like this.☆

Dominique Goh said...

That's really interesting I've seen elevators for Cars but this is the first time I am hearing about one for boats too.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots and creative post for U ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That is impressive!

bettyl-NZ said...

That's some amazingly thorough contraptions! What a problem solver!

Ruby Manchanda said...

Its already been said here. So i am basically reiterating that it is an impressive structure.

Sarah said...

Such interesting structures.

Jack said...

This is pretty narrow. It can't take very big vessels or many vessels at a time, I suspect.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Locks are impressive feats. I go gaga when I get to watch them at work. Doesn't matter if they only raise or lower a few feet. To have that kind of mind to invent locks.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Rose said...

I would love to see this in real life...

Annesphamily said...

I really enjoyed your post! Talk about having an impressive invention! Wow! Great choice. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing.

Susan Anderson said...

Pretty cool!

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