June 27, 2019 Thursday Montreal Yacht Club, Montreal, QC to Rivière des Outaouais(Ottawa River) near Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario 57.7 nautical miles.
Elevation: 118 ft
On to Ottawa! We should be there tomorrow. Tonight we are up about 100 feet elevation after passing through 4 locks.
You are saved as I didn’t take pictures of all the locks. I took pictures of all the locks in the USA. I’m not going to do that to you in Canada unless they are of particular interest. In reality they all look almost the same.
Fleuve Saint-Laurent (St Lawrence River) Ships Canal
– Saint-Lambert Lock
– Saint-Catherine Lock
Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River)
– Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue Lock
– Carillon Lock
Along the Way
We needed to get into the Fleuve Saint-Laurent (St Lawrence River) Ships Canal in order to continue up stream. Luck was with us or more really the Canadian Loopers Renee and Pierre were with us.
The lock master said the lock was really busy and it would be a wait. About 15 minutes later Canadian Looper friends Renee and Pierre on SHORELINE TRAVELER showed up. Renee used her charm (French) and we were let right in (I think they saw the boat coming and made us wait for them).
Although there were only 3 boats, Yes Dear being the largest, we were asked to tie to the wall and have one of the other vessels raft to us. It seems a little funny to have a giant lock and then ask a two of the three vessels raft together. I guess they have their reasons. We had to raft at Saint-Catherine Lock, the next lock, too. Saint-Catherine Lock was the boring plain old big ship lock.
Ships Canal pictures
Wind surfers, kite boarding and hydrofoil surf boards
Carillon Lock. This was amazing. It starts with the .5 mile wide dam and hydroelectric plant. I can only describe the lock gate on the right side the picture as guillotine gate. The lock gate lifts into the upper structure, boats pass under it to enter the lock and then it closes. BTW it is a 65 foot lock.
There is only one other lock designed like this and it is on the Erie Canal.
I really miss my camera.
I had 6 pictures of sunset. It was too hard to narrow it down to a single picture so you get two.
The first somewhat successful photograph was taken in approximately 1816 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The Niépce was better known for his invention of propeller and boats.
The first ever digital camera was developed by Kodak in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and was able to record black and white photos with a resolution of 0.01 MP
Kodak teamed up with Canon to release first ever DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera in 1986. It used a 1.3 MP image sensor developed by Kodak and a Canon F-1 film SLR body.
I miss my camera.