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Accession Number: 83-1017


Souvenir of Opening of HydraulicLift Lock on Trent Canal... -- 9 July 1904. -- 1 photograph :b&w ; 19 X 24 cm on cardboard 30 X 35 cm.

Biography / History

The Peterborough Lift Lock was started in1896 and finished in 1904. It opened the Otonabee River to navigationconnecting Rice Lake and the Kawarthas.(Taken from: Francis, Daniel."I Remember....An Oral History of the Trent-Severn Waterway."Peterborough: Friends of the Trent-Severn Waterway, 1984.) TheLift Lock is considered one of the great engineering projectsof the century and is the world's second highest lift lock. Thephotograph was produced as a souvenir from the town of Peterboroughto people who visited it.

Custodial History


Scope and Content

This photograph is of the opening of the hydrauliclift lock on the Trent Canal at Peterborough, Ontario, July 9,1904.

Notes Peterborough, on July 9th, 1904.

This photograph was donated by an unknownsource.

Restrictions: N

Associated materials are located at the Archivesof Ontario and at the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Center andthe Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives.

For related records see: 79-002, 82-006, 82-022, 83-008 and 89-1018.

Located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 27.

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