Peterborough Lift Lock 21 – TSW

Today is going to be an interesting day. TSW put out the bulletin below so the best-case scenario is that we can get through Lock 21 today. It is just 1km away from Lock 19 but if there are boats from Peterborough Harbour that are in line, we are likely screwed and will lose yet another day (if not more). Fingers crossed. Lock 19 opens NOW!

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, MAY 25, 2021 – Parks Canada advises that the Peterborough Lift Lock will begin the 2021 Navigation Season operating on a modified basis to allow for needed repairs.

The Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada was built in 1904 and has been in continuous operation for 117 years, providing visitors with safe and enjoyable experiences.

Similar to other historic infrastructure, with extensive use, wear and tear, the need for regular maintenance is normal and expected. The Parks Canada Asset Management Team at the Trent-Severn Waterway has identified repairs that will be undertaken this coming spring with an anticipated return to full normal operations by the end of June 2021.

For boaters, modified lockages will be conducted and delays experienced by boaters will vary depending on the position of the Lift Lock tubs when the boater arrives. Boaters will be asked to disembark their vessels while the transfer is underway. Vessels going up will experience a lockage time of approximately four hours, while downbound vessels will experience a lockage time of approximately 45 minutes.

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