The Trent-Severn Waterway is made up of 386 kilometres (210 miles) of interconnected lakes and rivers stretching through central Ontario, Canada.
Founded: 1833Number of Locks: 44Number of Swing Bridges: 39One-Way Travel Time: 5 to 7 daysLowest Bridge Clearance: 6.7 metres (22 feet)
Water Depths (under normal conditions)Locks 1 to 19: 2.4 metres (8 feet)Locks 20 to 45: 1.8 metres (6 feet)
Lock SizesThe smallest lock on the Trent-Severn is Port Severn (Lock #45). It measures 25.4m (84') long and 7.0m (23') wide. Vessels wishing to travel the entire Waterway cannot exceed these dimensions.
Big Chute Marine Railway RestrictionsBig Chute (Lock #44) is a marine railway that carries boats across land in a cradle. Vessels wishing to use Big Chute must adhere to the following restrictions:Max. vessel length: 30.5m (99.2')Max. vessel beam (width): 7.3m (24')Max. vessel weight: 90 metric tonnes (99 tons)Note: Vessels that weigh more than 68 metric tonnes (75 tons) or have a peculiar hull configuration must contact Trent-Severn Waterway Headquarters in Peterborough (705-750-4900) at least 48 hours in advance of trip.
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