Sept 10, 2020

Kirkfield LockWith things the way they are, a whole new batch of Canadians are discovering that boating is IT! These great shots shots come from from Mike Ontotsky who writes “We’re actually new boaters as of June but those pics were just taken at the beginning of August as we did the entire Trent Severn!”

Here’s one at the Kirkfield Lift Lock on the Trent Severn

and another on the Big Chute Marine Railway

Big ChutePretty good stuff for rookies, I am sure you’ll agree. So let’s see your Photos of the Week (POTW.) They can be anything on or around your boat – pets, kids, crazy antics, beautiful scenery. Send the shots to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please put POTW in the subject line. See you in POTW soon.

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