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Welland Canal Locks

Welland Canal Locks


Locks are cool! Our little league team has spent a good amount of time discussing canal locks during homework time over the past few months. So we were pretty excited to see a real one in action. During our team trip to Ontario, we stopped by the St. Catherine’s Museum and Welland Canal Center. Here’s a quick account from Lewis, a teen on our team. 

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We went to the Welland Canal.

“We saw the locks in action.” -Theo, 14

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We went to the museum.

“I saw some of the classic weapons of World War I.” -Adonis, 12

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There was so much to see and do at the museum, including St. Catherines’ history and the Harriet Tubman story. Of course, the most interesting display for the kids was a lacrosse game.

Then we saw a boat and the water drained.

“It takes 45 minutes to move up and down and its really amazing to see it up close.” -Tre, 14

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We watched as the lock slowly drained. The crew carefully steered the ship as she sank lower and lower into the narrow canal. Finally, the doors of the lock opened and the boat floated out into the next level of the canal.

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