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As I posted in Brighter Hell's Kawartha Tours thread. I took a 12-foot boat from Wasaga Beach to New York City via the Trent-Severn Waterway, which passes through the Kawartha's. The pics were hard to load on that thread, so I started a new one. Here are the first load of pics!!

Getting ready to cast off from Wasaga Beach.



The Big Chute Marine Railway.



My boat, high and dry on the carriage platform, going up.



Approaching the giant Swift Rapids Lock on the Severn River.



The Kirkfield Hydraulic Liftlock, similar to the one in Peterborough.



Camping at the Buckhorn lock.



A downbound boat, entering one chamber of the Peterborough Liftlock.



The same boat nearing the bottom, 65 feet lower.



In Frankford, it's my turn to operate the manual locks.





This monster has come all the way from...



Wow! :eek2:
 

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More pics...

The causeway that connects Desoronto to Prince Edward County.



The Kingston Penitentiary.


Canada Day celebration in front of Kingston city hall.


One of the many wooden swing bridges on the Rideau Canal.


An architectural gem, the Bank St. bridge over the Rideau Canal.


Approaching downtown Ottawa on the canal.


Looking down the Ottawa flight, which consists of 8 locks.


Going for ride on the O-Train. The view out the front.


Two O-Trains at the Carleton U. stop.


The Rideau Falls, where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River.


Next: Montreal and Quebec.
 

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vid said:
Looks exciting. Too bad the picture quality suclks. :(
They are. They're stills from the Hi-8 video I shot.

The trip took 5 weeks round trip. I actually went the long way (!) around to get to NYC so I could travel through Ottawa and Montreal. I took the Erie Canal to Oswego on Lake Ont. on the way back.
 

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The 66-foot lift guillotine-type Carillon Lock on the Quebec border east of Hawkesbury.


Tied to the floating dock inside the lock, with the "blade" beginning to lift.


Old industrial building along the (then just-reopened after decades of abandonment) Lachine Canal being coverted into condos.


Malting Plant at the Old Port of Montreal.


View of the Mtl. Skyline from the Peel Basin.
 

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Passing under the Jacques Cartier Bridge.


A container ship at dock in the harbor. Montreal is as far as these ships can go, as they can't fit through the Seaway locks.


I actually found this little island to camp on just east of the busy port!


Catching up to a stopped ship in the St. Lawrence near Sorel. The sky looks yellowish because of smoke from forest fires near Algonquin Park.


Buzzing past the ship's bow.


Crossing the border in the next set...
 
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