Trent Canal

Trent Canal,

waterway system, 240 mi (386 km) long, S Ont., Canada, connecting Lake Ontario, from the Bay of Quinte, with Lake Huron at Georgian Bay; built 1833–48. It utilizes the Trent River to Rice Lake, the Otonabee River through Peterborough, the Kawartha Lakes and artificial channels to Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching, and the Severn River to Georgian Bay. The system, with numerous dams and locks, has only 20 mi (32 km) of artificial channels. It was designed primarily to shorten the shipping route between lakes Ontario and Huron but has proved more valuable as a source of water power. Used mainly by pleasure craft, it is open to navigation from May to October.
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Where and why In the heart of the industrial Midlands, on the edge of the Trent Canal, this four-star hotel is within easy driving distance of Alton Towers.
Instead of coming to the Second City, their cruise will follow the Caldon and Trent Canal and the Mersey Canal from Stone to Cheddleton.
Peterborough was generally a more important town and industrial centre until the 1950s, even though the traffic through the Welland was much heavier than that through the Trent canal.