The World-Wide Panorama

Sumer Solstice / World Heritage edition June 19-21, 2004
Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada, June 20, 2004

Upper Brewers, Locks 43 & 44
N4424.790' W76 18.800'

2 Locks with a total lift of 5.5m (18ft).  A 488m (1600ft) channel was excavated with 2 locks and a large basin to give room for vessels to pass each other.  In 1842 a defensible stone lockmaster's house was built next to the lock.

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The ship entering the lock is heading North from Kinston.  The original flow of the Cataraqui River and a small dam is behind the lockmaster's house.  The lockmasters are closing up the locks.
2004/06/20 At 12:30 PM EST

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