Item 83-1017 - Peterborough Lift Lock Opening photograph

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Peterborough Lift Lock Opening photograph

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  • 9 July 1904 (Creation)
    Peterborough Lift Lock

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1 photograph :b&w ; 19 X 24 cm on cardboard 30 X 35 cm.

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Construction of the Peterborough Lift Lock began in 1896 and finished in 1904. It opened the Otonabee River to navigation connecting 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.) The Lift Lock is considered one of the great engineering projects of the century and is the world's second highest lift lock. The photograph was produced as a souvenir from the town of Peterborough to people who visited it.

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

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This photograph was donated by an unknown source.


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

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

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Located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 27.

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