Saturday, January 1, 2011
Jones Falls 1
I will use the next few postings to show pictures of the Jones Falls Lock Station, part of the Rideau Canal, now a World Heritage Site. The canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canal cuts joining Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada's capital city. It is one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and incredibly, has enjoyed continuous operation in essentially the same manner since 1832. Jones Falls lockstation is the highest lift of any location on the Rideau Canal, 18m, there are 4 locks. During the winter theses locks are empty and you can appreciate their size. These photos were taken with my Kodak DC4800 that I bought in 1996.