This picture was taken at the top looking down to the Ottawa River. Note lockmaster house on left.
The building on the left is the Fairmount Hotel.
We are entering the Rideau Canal, a 128 mile system to connect Ottawa and Kingston, on Lake Ontario. Built in the 1830s to allow shipping to bypass the St Lawrence River to avoid aggessions by the Americans. Link to Rideau Canal
Debbie had a lot of gawkers watching as we locked up. Debbie handled the bow line which she wrapped around the cable and Kurt handled the stern line. We went up about 80 feet in all 8 locks.