The Discovery


Here's a look at the Algoma Discovery leaving the locks and heading towards what I like to call the "lifty bridge". Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to stick around and see the bridge come up as it takes about half an hour just for the boat to get down there, but it was still quite interesting to see the locks at work. I also learned that the Algoma is a grain boat that makes regular runs from Quebec all the way to Thunder Bay! The canals of the St. Lawrence Waterways are still in use today and are often the most efficient way to transport things like grain.

12 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome picture, the ship is massive!It's a beautiful sunny day there!
Léia

Andy said...

Excellent photo. It takes good drive skills to make it through the narrow canal.

JM said...

I'd like to watch it too.

Lowell said...

The locks are quite amazing. And have proven their worth over the years.

This is such a well-composed photo. I want to jump right in the scene!

RedPat said...

Fascinating to watch - you could spend hours there!

Stefan Jansson said...

It would be fun to watch this, never been at a waterway like this one.

Barbara Farr said...

Pretty interesting how they move the boats through the locks. The lift bridge is similar to the one in Duluth, MN.

Jack said...

Nice photo, Halcyon. When navigable water is available, it is usually the most economical way to transport high volumes of good and commodities.

Randy said...

It looks so big for that lock.

Birdman said...

Looks like it's been around.

hamilton said...

When you see them navigating the locks, you understand why all the scraping and rust marks on the sides. It is a very tight fit! I quite enjoy watching them go through, when I have nothing else to do for an hour, or two :)

Kate said...

What a surpise to see the name of my birthplace, Algoma, WI, on the side of a boat.

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