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Peterborough Lift Lock, Peterborough

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Marvel at the wonders of physics and early 20th century technology when visiting Peterborough Lift Lock. This particular lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world at a height of 19.8 m (65 ft), almost 60 feet higher than other conventional locks of the time. It functions purely by gravity, with one caisson acting as a counterweight for the other. Visit the information center which offers interactive simulations and historical exhibits about the lock’s construction. Take a lunch or dinner cruise along the waterway on a riverboat, where you can experience the ascent and descent for yourself. Peterborough Lift Lock is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Trent Seveern Waterway, Lock 21. This place is fantastic in the winter. The ice is great, lots of room for everyone to enjoy and its blocked from the wind as the ice is down in the waterway. The... 
    Trent Seveern Waterway, Lock 21. This place is fantastic in the winter. The ice is great, lots of room for everyone to enjoy and its blocked from the wind as the ice is down in the waterway. The...  more »
  • We took the cruise that went through two locks. We were not aware of many of the details we learned on this trip. It is not a great trip with young kids. Fascinating historically interesting trip. 
    We took the cruise that went through two locks. We were not aware of many of the details we learned on this trip. It is not a great trip with young kids. Fascinating historically interesting trip.  more »
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