Montreal is full of unique and interesting places. One of them is the Lachine Canal.
The Canal was build between 1821 and 1825. It was constructed to allow ships to bypass the rapids at Lachine and sail further to Great Lakes. It turned Montreal into a major port city. It has several set of locks, one of them is located in the heart of the Montreal, in the Old Port.
Today on my way back home from work I decided to make a detour and walk in the Old Port. When I saw the locks, I was surprised, the water level in one of the basins was several meters higher then I have seen before. Then it happened. The locks on the other side of the basin started to move slowly! It works! I have seen these locks many times but I doubted whether they are still operational
I always wanted to see how locks in the Panama Canal operate. Well, this is not Panama, but the idea is the same, but many times scaled. And I was glad to see that despite of the age, the locks are well maintained and still operate. I was lucky enough to see it and it was fun watching it, I guess more fun is only being on one of that boats in the canal. 😉