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    A lot faster and cheaper to travel from 1 lake to another than using the shipping locks
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    I look forward to visiting that lift. It's on the plan when we do the Great Loop cruise. We're planning to spend most of the summer on the Candian canal system.

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    If I'm not mistaken, those are two entirely different boat lifts, the scenery is different, there is a long sidewalk on one side of the 1st ramp, and the ramp is much shorter on the second boat lift than the first one

    Anyone else catch that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, those are two entirely different boat lifts, the scenery is different, there is a long sidewalk on one side of the 1st ramp, and the ramp is much shorter on the second boat lift than the first one

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    Possibly, though the uphill and depositing runs both carry a pontoon boat...and other leg with same cruiser apparently. GIF sped up too quick for distinct image.
    IMNSHO thinking extreme variance between upper and lower waters, that otherwise would require a lock canal, unsuitable for actual distance needed.
    But Wikipedia might prove my error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, those are two entirely different boat lifts, the scenery is different, there is a long sidewalk on one side of the 1st ramp, and the ramp is much shorter on the second boat lift than the first one

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    It's known as the big chute railway the only one in North America
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Chute_Marine_Railway
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    Hi all . I just have to comment on this . I live about an hour from this marine railway and it is the same scene on the Severn river . The long run is going down to the lower river and it comes up over the road which is just higher than the upper river water level . The vertical distance is 60 feet . Apparently they were originally going to put in 3 locks back in about 1914 and this was built as a temporary marine railway finished in 1917 . Notice the word " temporary " , I guess it is working out OK .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, those are two entirely different boat lifts, the scenery is different, there is a long sidewalk on one side of the 1st ramp, and the ramp is much shorter on the second boat lift than the first one

    Anyone else catch that??
    It is a short railway between two different places. It lifts the boats from the water and puts them in the water again at the other end. You are seeing it move boats past the Big Chute rapids on the Trent River in Ontario Canada.



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