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Trent Severn Waterway, Ranney Falls, Lock 11 and 12
Locks 11 and 12, Ranney Falls
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Ranney Falls, Locks 11 and 12

One of a pair of flight locks on the Trent-Severn, Ranney Falls joins two conventional locks to handle the lift of 48 feet.  It’s an efficient system.  As boats in the downbound lock are lowered, the water that drains out lifts the upbound boats in their lock.  The result is some turbulence in the lock, so make sure your crew has a firm grip on the lines.  There’s also a swing bridge just above the upstream lock that swings to allow boats in and out of the lock.  The area between the lock and the bridge can also be quite turbulent.

Campbellford is a short walk from Ranney Falls locks.  There’s a suspension bridge that leads to Ferris Provincial Park with a playground, campsites, picnic areas, showers and washrooms.  The park offers no dockage but boaters will often find a place to set an anchor near the boat launch.

 

 

Chart:       2021

Length:     46.9 meters (154 feet)

Width:      9.7 meters (32 feet)

Lift:           14.6 meters (48 feet)

 

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