2. Next stop: Narrows Lock Rd. to Narrows Lockstation.
Just for reference, I've maps below. The lockstation is where there used to be an 1812 defense site.
The Big Rideau is on the Rideau Canal, and leads right into Ottawa. It was a strategic transportation route in the day. Now, it is strictly for boaters who come and go. The lake freezes in winter, as you can see. Not totally, mind you. The geese know it. We spotted swans late one year (December 7th). And again, on March 30th: Trip to Narrows Lock to go birdin'.
This is what I was hoping for, but archival photos are good, indeed!
The signage is self-evident! There is bridge work being done. No semis allowed.
As you approach, you can see the geese in the open water.
There is much reconstruction, as the feds are rebuilding and repairing several dams. We happened upon Poonamalie Locks on the day they were repairing it.
They are pouring money into the canal:
Parks Canada spending $40M to shore up crumbling Rideau Canal.
This repair, at Narrows Locks, is a huge one. I counted 13 trucks, therefore at least 13 workers, with generators going full guns, and workers wearing warm fatigues.