Looking for a serene inland cruising experience? ... Or a shortcut from the upper lakes to Lake Ontario? The Trent Severn may be for you! On Monday, March 16 at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central, explore the "Ups" and "Downs" of the amazing Canadian Trent Severn Waterway's 45-lock system with experienced cruiser Wayne LeBlanc in his webinar, Cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway. Click here for more information and to register for class.
If you have a boat with a draft, preferable. of 5 feet (1.5 meters) or less, you qualify for a unique experience! This waterway traverses Ontario from southern Lake Huron to mid Lake Ontario and goes up to 840 feet (256 meters) above sea level in its interior, the highest navigable ocean access water in North America. The Trent-Severn can be a shortcut route, if heading out toward the ocean, or returning for Lake Huron, Michigan or Superior. It bypasses Lake Erie and the Welland Canal saving hundreds of miles. The Trent Severn can also be a destination with a charm of its own. Lock 21 at Peterborough is the famous 65 feet (19.8 meters) hydraulic lock - you ride in 1 of 2 "bath tubs" towering over the landscape. And lock 44 is a marine railway called Big Chute where you ride a train-like flatcar, out of the water, over the hill and back into the water. Get the details for a boating experience not found anywhere else in the world.