Frankford Locks

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We are very close to the Trent Severn Waterway. This is a canal route extending from Lake Ontario at the Trent River up to the Severn River by Georgian Bay.   There are a series of locks along the waterway to make travel easier past rough parts of the river.  This route was first travelled by Samuel Champlain in 1615.  There are a total of 45 locks along the route, with 2 of them being lift locks.  It is a National Historic Site managed by Parks Canada.  If you are a boater you will have been reading about the exorbitant fees that Parks Canada wants to impose on this waterway and the Rideau Canal.

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These photos were taken in March 2012, when spring really did arrive early.

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It was such a calm day the signs were reflected perfectly into the lock.


The river running beside the lock was the opposite.

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This is a fun place to visit in the summer when you can see boats going through the locks, play in the playground, or watch the geese on the river.

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