The Trent- Severn Canal at a Glance

Adequate Internet connectivity is difficult to obtain in this area. We last wrote about arriving at the Trent-Severn Waterway and will continue with our story …

The Trent-Severn Waterway, unlike the Erie Canal, was built in unconnected stages rather than all at once with a cohesive plan in mind. The waterway is an intricate weaving of rivers, lakes, locks and canals that connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. The first locks were built by James Bethune of Peterborough, Ontario, a large stakeholder in the local lumber industry.   From that successful venture, the waterway grew piece by piece until its completion in the early 1900s. Today it is a well-travelled destination by cruisers from around the world.

Cottages often line the rivers and the residents enjoy gathering on the shore, enjoying a warm fire and watching the river activity.

Cottages often line the rivers and the residents enjoy gathering on the shore, enjoying a warm fire and watching the river activity.

There were several of these notices to mariners.

There were several of these notices to mariners.

And this is the reason for the notices. The narrowness of the channel and varying depths made meeting oncoming vessels dicey.  Passing others on these channels is not advised.  Boats are required to travel less than 6 mph through narrow passages.

And this is the reason for the notices. The narrowness of the channel and varying depths made meeting oncoming vessels dicey. Passing others on these channels is not advised. Boats are required to travel less than 6 mph through narrow passages.

Houseboats abound in this area, and sea planes too!

Houseboats abound in this area, and sea planes too!

Sailboats are always a welcome sight on the many lakes.

Sailboats are always a welcome sight on the many lakes.

You can find swamps,

In the Trent-Severn Waterway you can find swamps,

loons,

loons,

fireworks,

fireworks,

and picturesque boathouses.

and picturesque boathouses.

 

 

 

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One Response to The Trent- Severn Canal at a Glance

  1. Martha Bradley says:

    As always, beautiful photographs!

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