The Travels of Tug 44

Big Chute Marine Railway - Ontario, Canada

The Big Chute Marine Railway is also known as Lock 41 on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, Canada. It was originally developed as a dry lift, because it was cheaper to build than blasting the rock mountain. Later, it was retained as a way to prevent the migration of the zebra mussel and sea lamprey parasites through the canal system to the Great Lakes. Here the rail car sits half in the water, awaiting the next boat. Note the slings on board, much like a marina's Travel-Lift.

Here a boat sits in the slings on the railcar, and is being carried up the hill.

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