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“An engineering marvel!”

Peterborough Lift Lock
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Owner description: Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We really enjoyed seeing the locks in operation. We watched from below and then again from the top side. The store has lots of merchandise and we got a great T-shirt. This is a really cool thing to see.

Thank TimnMartha
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"watch the boats"
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"walk up"
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"national historic site"
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"visiting peterborough"
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"visitor center"
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"small museum"
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"peterborough area"
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"great place to visit"
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"picnic tables"
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Do you know that Peterborough lift lock is the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, raising boats 65 ft (20 m)? It is also the Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1979. It's grand and tall. No doubt it is a landmark of Peterborough and a must for sightseeing.

Thank Sunset155019
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a must see attraction on many levels. It is a feat of engineering, lift locks are rare in North America, it is a national historic site, it is the highest lift lock in the work, it is set in a beautiful setting. There is a visitor center beside the lock that explains how it works. If you stick around for a while when the lock is in operation it is a real sight to see the boat go up or down. There is no power involved, the lift works just by gravity and the weight of water.

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Locks close after Thanksgiving weekend so they weren't working, but walking the grounds in the area was very peaceful. So many beautiful fall colours on the trees and quiet.

Thank Carla C
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This short trip cruise is worth for it! It takes you up the Liftlock and turn around . The captain did a great job by acting as the touring guide also.

Thank WestHiker
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