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Peterborough Lift Lock

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posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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My friends are traveling and sent me an email about the Peterborough Lift Lock. They are traveling around Ottawa and this is one of the sites to see.

The Peterborough Lift Lock is a boat lift located on the Trent Canal in the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

The dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, with a lift of 19.8 m (65 ft). This was a considerable accomplishment at the time when conventional locks usually only had a 2 m (7 ft) rise.

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I think this thing is about as close to a perpetual motion machine as you can get, as no external power is needed. Have a look at the video, (not my friends video, just one on youtube that is good)




posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:22 PM
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Never thought I would see a post on here about this but it is an amazing site (from my hometown) Even better to experience it!



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

Seen it in person multiple times, glad to see it being highlighted on here



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

sigh - it has nothing to do with " perpetual motion " - it relies on the water supply from the upper level of the canal and uses A LOT on each operation [ 144 tons of water is a lot of external power ]



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: ugmold

sigh - it has nothing to do with " perpetual motion " - it relies on the water supply from the upper level of the canal and uses A LOT on each operation [ 144 tons of water is a lot of external power ]

sigh, yaaaa, but still....gravity is a cheater.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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Hey this is in my home town too lol. I may be living out west but i am from Peterborough.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

Quite an interesting thing! I think I should see this place in person some time. Thank you for sharing



posted on Sep, 18 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: Talmaran
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Quite an interesting thing! I think I should see this place in person some time. Thank you for sharing

It's worth the boat ride, for sure. Other interesting spots around there...Whetung Ojibwa Centre, the Canoe Museum (honest) and Kawartha Country Wines (with their generous samples). Lovely country...I'm just east a piece.




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