The Canals of Canada

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


2 - The St.Peters Canal, Cape Breton Island


1 - Welland Canal <<-- : -->> 3 - Canso Channel


This 800 metre long canal runs between the Bras d'Or Lake and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Unusually, both ends of the canal are tidal, and can differ in height by as much as 1.4 metres either way, so the lock has twin sets of gates at each end. Famously a destroyer passed through during the Second World War when the tides made a level and all gates could be opened.
St.Peters Canal Lock

A yacht passing through the lock, 1994

The Lock

A view of the lock, 1994

Looking north

The remainder of the canal, with the Bras d'Or Lake in the distance, 1994


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