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Elevation (June 18-22, 2008)

Don Hofstee


Roger Hein

Lock #41

Gamebridge, Ontario, Canada

June 20, 2008 - 11:20am EDT

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While the CN Tower, at 553 meters, remains as the highest elevation in Southern Ontario I decided to choose a subject of historical importance.

The Trent-Severn Waterway connects the towns of Trenton and Port Severn via a series of inland rivers and lakes. It was once a portage route for the many small villages along it's path. In order for boats to navigate the changes in elevation a series of 45 Locks was constructed along it's 386 km length.

Lock 41 is located in the hamlet of Gamebridge. Built in 1906 it has an elevation difference of 4.5 meters. It is the first of 5 manual locks in an 8 km stretch that rise to overcome an elevation of 22.2 meters.

Today both the lock and surrounding park are a National Historic site.
Trent Severn Waterway: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/index_e.asp

Roger Hein: http://www.rogerhein.com


USA-Canada / Canada-Ontario

Lat: 44° 29' 11.58" N
Long: 79° 8' 59.16" W

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.


Nikon D300, Sigma 8mm f/3.5, Nodal Ninja 5L, Acratech Ballhead, Benro CF tripod.

iMac AL 24", PTGui Pro 7.8, Photoshop CS3, Pano2VR 2.0

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