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May 26, 2023
* MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Trent-Severn canal
reprise from 2020
MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Canada's Trent-Severn canal
docktails: slang for drinks, and/or a cocktail-snack
social hour at dockside, as used by North American
mocktails: abbreviation for mock (non-alcoholic) cocktails
The Trent-Severn Waterway is a system operated by Parks Canada and enjoyed by recreational motorboaters. It meanders for 400 km (250 miles) across southern Ontario, joining L. Ontario's Bay of Quinte and L. Huron's Georgian Bay via intervening smaller lakes, rivers and manmade canals. With over 40 locks en route, the altitude near the system's midpoint reaches a level of 180 m (590 feet) above the starting point. The world's highest lift-lock, located at Peterborough, is an impressive piece of engineering and a tourist attraction.
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