Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Peterborough Liftlodk and River Boat Cruise

Last weekend I visited Peterborough, Ontario and enjoyed a two-hour cruise along the Trent Severn Waterway. The cruise departed from the Peterborough Marina, near Del Crary Park under bright blue skies.  Our captain regaled us with vivid commentary on the history of Peterborough and the 112-year-old lock system. We traversed across Little Lake and past the Peterborough Centennial Fountain.  The first traditional flood lock raised us 12 feet (3.65 metres).  From there, we witnessed the highlight of our voyage, the Peterborough Liftlock, the highest hydraulic liftlock in the world.  It soared 65 feet (19.8 metres) above us.  This world-renowned engineering wonder has been in operation since 1904.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Peterborough area, I highly recommend that you take this cruise.  It's fun, relaxing and interesting.



- Joanne