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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Activities

Experiences to discover:

Have an uplifting experience

Have an uplifting experience
Have an uplifting experience
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Travelling Ontario’s waterways is an experience like no other. At Peterborough you will find the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock. This open-air elevator for boats is like a giant bathtub that goes up and down ferrying boats from one water level to another. This is just one of the 45 locks you’ll experience as you travel the Trent-Severn Waterway.

The Tug Trent

The Tug Trent
The Tug Trent
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The tug Trent was a boat designed for the logging industry and built strong enough to break through ice when necessary. The Trent performed many duties in its role on the canal, usually towing heavy materials and machinery like dredges, scows, timbers and stoplogs for dams. It was used as a platform to place wooden buoys along the navigation channel in the 1950s and served as a platform for diving operations as well.

Other activities at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site