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