INFORMATION BULLETIN - Update - Trent-Severn Waterway Navigation at Ranney Falls Locks

May 14, 2004, 01:00 ET from Parks Canada

    PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ - The Superintendent of the Trent-
 Severn Waterway, Mr. Ken East, advised today that boaters may expect
 disruptions to service at Ranney Falls, Locks 11/12 in Campbellford early in
 the navigation season.
     The 386 kilometre long Trent-Severn Waterway, is scheduled to open the
 navigation season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday May 21. Locks 11/12 are undergoing
 extensive recapitalization to help preserve the historic structure and
 maintain the reliability of the flight lock's operation. Delays in completion
 of the project may prevent vessels from being able to lock through on opening
 day at this one location. All other locks on the Waterway will be opening as
 planned on May 21.
     Parks Canada is working with the contractor to develop contingency plans
 which may permit controlled use of the Ranney Falls locks from the start of
 navigation on May 21, 2004. Updated information will be provided on Tuesday
 May 18, 2004.
     Parks Canada is committed to providing for the safety and enjoyment of
 users of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada.

SOURCE Parks Canada