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Georgian Bay Vacation 14 Oct 2013 23:08 #1

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Here's a videos of my wife and I on the Trent Severn Canal in mid August. We spent a week going up and down the lock system and it was truly beautiful!!

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Georgian Bay Vacation 15 Oct 2013 11:51 #2

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Love the film clip, good boating. Never seen a boat lift like that before, what boat you got there..... :cheer:

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Georgian Bay Vacation 24 Dec 2013 22:20 #3

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Its a 87 Bayliner ciera 2550, the lock is pretty unique its the only one of its kind I'v ever been on. You guys have some awesome locks in England your self.
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Georgian Bay Vacation 25 Dec 2013 01:35 #4

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Nice clip
The first lock is the Big Chute marine railway coming out of Gloucester Pool which is one of the nicest parts of the system Years ago it was more like a real railway track with a flat car that moved you across. There was some boat damage from that one ( mine included) The newer lift is quite sophisticated with remotely adjustable lifts to custom hold each boat. . You might note how the cables are run from the centre and switch sides as you pass the crest..
I wish I was paying more attention or could see more of it but the last lock looked like you were coming into Kirkfield. and I wish you had shown some more of that. one Although it might be a bit out of chronology as it is the other side of lake Simcoe. When you go up on it , It feels like you are being hoisted up a hydro tower in a pan of water.
Somewhere I have a bunch of my own pics but I would now have to scan them in as they were before digital media.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 25 Dec 2013 03:20 #5

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Great footage - it's -23C here tonight so your video brought back some good summertime memories. I live on the Trent Severn, so I'm a bit biased, but I think it's pretty special.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 25 Dec 2013 04:01 #6

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Cool video. No locks in my area so interesting to see how folks manage these.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 00:41 #7

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pohoda wrote: Its a 87 Bayliner ciera 2550, the lock is pretty unique its the only one of its kind I'v ever been on. You guys have some awesome locks in England your self.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Nice work have a good one too my friend........Marty.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 01:28 #8

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Here's a videos of my wife and I on the Trent Severn Canal in mid August. We spent a week going up and down the lock system and it was truly beautiful!!

Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful it is. We have done the system several times...
For those not aware of the system the marine railway was put in so that the water from Georgian bay is isolated from the waters of lake Ontario.
The canal they were coming down and is scary when you meet a big boat who insist they stay in the center of the canal there is little room left and the sides are just jagged rock that would rip a boat apart.
I don't know how how to attack a You tube but here is a link to a video to the largest lift lock in the world in Peterborough 30 miles from where I live by road or 1 day by boat.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Lift_Lock

It works totally by having more water in the top unit causing the weight to push it down and the other one up. Reverse for the next cycle.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 01:47 #9

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check737 wrote: Here's a videos of my wife and I on the Trent Severn Canal in mid August. We spent a week going up and down the lock system and it was truly beautiful!!

Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful it is. We have done the system several times...
For those not aware of the system the marine railway was put in so that the water from Georgian bay is isolated from the waters of lake Ontario.
The canal they were coming down and is scary when you meet a big boat who insist they stay in the center of the canal there is little room left and the sides are just jagged rock that would rip a boat apart.
I don't know how how to attack a You tube but here is a link to a video to the largest lift lock in the world in Peterborough 30 miles from where I live by road or 1 day by boat.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Lift_Lock
It works totally by having more water in the top unit causing the weight to push it down and the other one up. Reverse for the next cycle.


Awesome, thanks for that..........

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 10:14 #10

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Thanks for posting. My wife and I have plans to do the Trent and Georgian Bay next August, can't wait.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 13:07 #11

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WOW going thru locks really takes boating to a whole new level ;)

Guess you really need to plan the day when transiting thru them.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 15:55 #12

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MidnightSun wrote: Thanks for posting. My wife and I have plans to do the Trent and Georgian Bay next August, can't wait.


When you leave lock 18 going up the system just before the old railway swing bridge you will see a subdivision on the north side.
Our place is a long viceroy house with a full deck across the front.
Honk as you go buy.

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Georgian Bay Vacation 27 Dec 2013 22:42 #13

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check737 wrote:

MidnightSun wrote: Thanks for posting. My wife and I have plans to do the Trent and Georgian Bay next August, can't wait.


When you leave lock 18 going up the system just before the old railway swing bridge you will see a subdivision on the north side.
Our place is a long viceroy house with a full deck across the front.
Honk as you go buy.

No invite in for a beer then :)

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