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Trenton to Campbellford

A beautiful day on the Trent-Severn Waterway: pleasant scenery, efficient lock system, and good company.  The day started slowly, thanks to “technical problems” at the second lock. Vandals had entered the lock house overnight, and boats were backed up while the lock master repaired the electrical system. Five other boats (all Canadian) and we entered Lock 2 as flotilla, and most of us traveled together through Lock 12. As the locks filled with water, we often had to raft together, giving everyone a chance to swap boating stories.  When we arrived at Campbellford, Ontario, a lively bluegrass concert was in full swing in the park next to the dock.  So out came the folding chairs, rusty nails, and hors d’oeuvres. We sat with the locals, donated to the sponsoring Lions club, and chatted with the English/Canadian couple on a grand old Chris Craft in mint condition. Campbellford is a charming town. We’ll start the morning with a walking tour of historic homes.

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