Parks Canada is currently experiencing some problems with the operaton of the marine railway at Big Chute, lock 44 of the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) resulting in delays or denial of passage for some vessels. They report that shaking of the carriage during transit of some boats has caused concern and for the time being boats are only being portaged through on a case-by-case basis based on size and configuration until the issue is resolved. Parks Canada encourages any boaters wishing to make passage to contact the lock station by telephone at 705 756 8802. Note that you may get a busy signal if you call during busier times at the lock; there is no recourse but to keep trying. General status updates are being provided on Twitter at TSW Boater Info@TSWBoaterInfo. Parks Canada officials advise that outside experts have been engaged to investigate and address the problem. They are confident that the issue will be resolved well in advance of the time GLCC members plan to travel through the TSW from the GLCC Lake Ontario Rally (Trenton June 22-24, 2018) on the way to the GLCC Rendezvous (Killarmey July 14-19, 2018).