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Davis Lock - Davis Lock, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 44° 33.775 W 076° 17.530
18T E 397386 N 4935209
Quick Description: Davis Lock is #38 on the Rideau Canal system. The Canal was built in the 1830s as an alternate shipping route to avoid U.S. military aggression on the St. Lawrence River. The entire system is now a UNESCO designated world heritage site.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/6/2018 11:58:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMZG4P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 1

Long Description:
Davis is one of the most remote locks on the Rideau. It’s named after Walter Davis Jr. who built a sawmill here in about 1818.

There is one lock here and the vertical change is 9' or 2.7 metres. The lock is hand operated.

The lock also features the best preserved example of a defensible lockmaster’s house on the Rideau. Built in 1842, the stone house served as home to the local lockmaster until 1959. The building was fully restored in 1999. The view, from this house into Sand Lake is, except for the navigation buoys, essentially what Colonel By would have seen when the canal opened in 1832.
Waterway Name: Rideau Canal

Connected Points:
Sand Lake (south) and Opinicon Lake (north)


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1832

Elevation Difference (meters): 3.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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