Friends of the Rideau
Boats leaving lock

photo by: Ken W. Watson, 1996

A couple of boats heading out of Davis Lock, proceeding into Sand Lake. This is a typical lock, it separates Opinicon Lake from Sand Lake and has a lift of 9 feet (2.7 m). A "lock through" takes about 15 minutes. The lock is operated using hand winches which open and close the valves that let water in and out of the lock and open and close the wooden gates.

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photo © Ken W. Watson