The process is amazing. Your boat goes into the rail car. The boat is lifted on slings. The rail car starts its journey up out of the water on rails that go over the land, including a street, and back down the other side into the water. On the other side, the slings are loosened and you cruise away on your boat. It was better than any roller coaster ride you have ever been on.
The rail car comes over the land towards the water.
The rail car submerges. Here we come.
|The workers position slings to balance the boat out of the water|
|The ride begins. As the rail car moves up the water drops away. We are suspended in the slings now.|
|Looking down on the boards of the rail car|
Looking forward in the rail car
Looking forward as we went up
Looking back on where we got on the rail car
John got this shot of the road we went over and the street light!
At the apex, beginning to go down. AARRGGHH!!!
Almost back to water level
|Looking back on the Chute with stairs for perspective|
So with the Big Chute completed we headed for Lock 45 at Port Severn, the last lock of the Trent Severn waterway. We have so enjoyed our time on the Trent Severn. We learned about and ate many butter tarts, and tried poutine. We docked at lock walls and terrific municipal marinas.