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Ottawa Locks

Ottawa Locks

Byward Market - Parliament Hill Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/history/locks/h01-08-ott...

One of 24 Rideau Canal lockstations, Ottawa Locks, with its flight of eight locks is more than just an item of passing historic interest. These locks represent an amazing engineering achievement in the middle of the Canadian wilderness of the early 19th century and became the focus around which the city of Ottawa grew. The locks connect the channel of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to the Ottawa River, almost 80 ft. (24.4 m) below.

Photo Credit: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LCLkHlAvdp0/maxresdefault.jpg

Text Credit: Parks Canada

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ gwynpd/ May 25, 2017
  • Fascinating / Fascinant
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ May 8, 2017

    As a kid, I was fascinated by the locks. I could just stand there watching ships waiting to go through one lock to the other.

    Enfant, j'étais fascinée par les écluses. Je pouvais simplement rester là à observer les bateaux passer d'une écluse à l'autre.

  • Sit
    guestBook Guestbook/ Naluukti/ Aug 14, 2016

    and listen.

    This is one of the best spots in the city to do this. I do it all the time.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ KerrazyCanuck/ Jul 30, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ ahakim/ Nov 20, 2014
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How many locks does this particular flight of locks consist of?

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How many locks does this particular flight of locks consist of?

7 6 9 8
NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ gwynpd/ May 25, 2017
  • Fascinating / Fascinant
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ May 8, 2017

    As a kid, I was fascinated by the locks. I could just stand there watching ships waiting to go through one lock to the other.

    Enfant, j'étais fascinée par les écluses. Je pouvais simplement rester là à observer les bateaux passer d'une écluse à l'autre.

  • Sit
    guestBook Guestbook/ Naluukti/ Aug 14, 2016

    and listen.

    This is one of the best spots in the city to do this. I do it all the time.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ KerrazyCanuck/ Jul 30, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ ahakim/ Nov 20, 2014

One of 24 Rideau Canal lockstations, Ottawa Locks, with its flight of eight locks is more than just an item of passing historic interest. These locks represent an amazing engineering achievement in the middle of the Canadian wilderness of the early 19th century and became the focus around which the city of Ottawa grew. The locks connect the channel of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to the Ottawa River, almost 80 ft. (24.4 m) below.

Byward Market - Parliament Hill Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/history/locks/...
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Photo: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LCLkHlAvdp0/maxresdefault.jpg