[Watch] Great Lakes Sailing – Welland Canal HD Time-Lapse

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The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Canada that runs 42 km (27.0 miles) from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie to Port Weller, Ontario on Lake Ontario. As part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the canal allows ships to traverse the Niagara Escarpment and avoid Niagara Falls.

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Scott Robertson 9 months ago

why are you guys spraying the deck?

LeeB48 7 months ago

+Scott Robertson  Spraying the deck is done to minimize “hogging”.  Hogging occurs when the sun heats the deck and will cause the ship to essentially bend to have a deeper draft on the bow and the stern due to the expansion of the metal deck from the heat of the sun.  While hogging is a normal occurrence, it may impact the vessel’s handling in shallow or otherwise restricted waters.

jhcfight 2 months ago

+LeeB48 And these ships are usually loaded to the max, but don’t have one destination. Especially in between harbors hogging and sagging becomes a big factor.

John Laszek 1 month ago

Thanks for the ride.  Always wanted to see locks in action.

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