Trent-Severn (Part 4)

17 Jun

 

countryside1

This part of the world is lovely…

countryside2

We had a very interesting day…

countryside3

Bushranger went through eight locks today, going up 148 feet. Some of the locks were very old-fashioned (they did everything manually, including opening/closing the doors and raising/lowering the water)…

manual locks

We ‘locked through’ with a couple of very substantial boats, so it was tight quarters for a while…

tight locking

There was one lock that was amazing…

Lift Lock 1

It’s called a ‘lift lock’. Essentially, you have two platforms for the boats to float in that raise up and down (picture a ‘stairmaster’ at the gym and put a boat on each of your shoes).

lift lock 2

Yep, it was so cool. I think that’s the highest altitude that Bushranger has ever seem (both ‘above ground’ or ‘above sea level’).

up high

After Lock 8 we’ve called it a day and tied up at Young’s Point. We’re expecting a quiet night…

Young's Point

P.S. t/4

4 Responses to “Trent-Severn (Part 4)”

  1. Big Bro June 17, 2016 at 21:52 #

    Do the locks charge you for the privilege of passing thru?

    • MrsB June 18, 2016 at 07:21 #

      …oh absolutely! someone’s got to pay the wages for all these college kids to turn the cranks…

  2. Daffy June 18, 2016 at 02:16 #

    if you liked the lift lock you might like this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkirk_Wheel

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