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We traveled through the Big Chute on our boat this summer. It is pretty neat how they are able to move that number of boats over the big Chute each day. The boats drive into the lock and are out in slings and the marine...More
Went to The Big Chute on Monday. Something to see. I was fascinated how they take boats from on lake that's either higher or lower depending on the direction your coming from lifting them up on this contraption that takes them out of the water...More
We went up to the Marine Railway at the Big Chute near Coldwater On. This major attraction take boats out of the water along the Trent Severn waterway and down the side of a hill to the next level of the river. I believe the...More
I was over the Chute the other day and it was very slow going. I know it is part of the excitement of the whole Severn trip, it's just too bad that it break down so much. Of course this would never stop you from...More
I'd suggest if in the area to take a side trip to see this engineering marvel in action. It's very impressive! After there is an ice cream spot at the local Marina, or Coldwater is a 20 minute drive with restaurants, ice cream, coffee shops,...More
Just off Highway 400 north of Orrilia this is a must see.
Don't park at the first park on the left as you arrive, its $10 a day. Drive though the site over the railway lines and turn left into a public car park on...More
I have seen locks, but the marine railroad in unique. It's a free attraction. You can watch an usual railroad type carrier pick up boats on one side and drop off on another. Saw everything from kayaks to large houseboats being transported. Amazing piece of...More
If mechanical things don't impress you, then keep on driving. But if they do, this structure is worth a visit. Check out how the dolly follows two sets of tracks, built at different angles, just to keep everything level. It's all operated by cables. The...More