Picnics and Regattas
67. All picnics and regattas within canal limits shall be under the supervision of some person or persons authorized by the Chief or the Superintending Engineer and may be held only in such places and at such times as the officer may allow.
REGULATIONS RESPECTING PARTICULAR CANALS
68. The Canso Canal radiotelephone VAZ3 shall be used only when normal methods of signalling are inoperative or ineffective.
Building, Repairing and Breaking Up of Vessels
69. (1) The charge for the building, repairing or breaking up of any vessel in the canal or on canal land is $25 per vessel, except that for small repairs that can be completed within eight hours, a vessel may be given written permission for drying off in a lock at a charge of $20.
(2) When any vessel requires to pass through a lock in which another vessel is being dry docked for minor repairs, the latter vessel shall be removed from the lock in sufficient time to allow the approaching vessel to enter the lock without delay.
(3) The vessel receiving minor repairs as described in subsection (2) may again enter the lock for completion of its repairs as soon as the lock is available.
Skiffs and Canoes
70. (1) No skiff or canoe shall be locked on the canal between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
(2) During daylight hours it shall be optional with the lockmaster either to pass a skiff or canoe through the locks or have it otherwise conveyed from one level to the other, and such passage or conveyance shall be at the risk of the owner, who shall assist in any manner considered necessary by the lockmaster.
Vessels with Open Exhausts
71. Except for the purpose of participation in a regatta or race and with the prior permission of the Chief, no vessel shall run with open exhaust on the canal.
72. (1) No vessel on Dows Lake shall proceed at a speed greater than six miles per hour.
(2) Sight-seeing boats or pleasure craft may enter and circle around on Dows Lake.
(3) Engine testing, speed testing and continuous circling around of any vessel on Dows Lake is prohibited.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), no vessel shall anchor or lie in Dows Lake between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
(5) A vessel may anchor at the National Capital Commission’s boat house on Dows Lake with the consent of the Commission.
Aids to Navigation
73. No person shall move, alter, destroy, repaint or otherwise interfere with any aid to navigation, or moor to any aid to navigation, or set out any buoys or navigation markers in the Rideau Canal or its subsidiary waters.
74. Sections 70, 71 and 73 are applicable to the Trent Canal.
Charges for Use of Dry Dock, Locks and Unwatered Reaches
75. (1) Upon permission, obtained in advance, from the Superintending Engineer, the Trent Canal dry dock at Bobcaygeon may be utilized during the navigation season for the dry docking of vessels for repairs upon payment of $25 for the first day or part thereof and $5 for each additional day or part thereof.
(2) Upper Flight Locks 12 and 17 may be utilized during the navigation season for making small emergency repairs to vessels upon payment of $20 per eight hours or part thereof.
(3) When any vessel requires to pass through a lock in which another vessel is being dry docked for small emergency repairs, the latter vessel shall be removed from the lock in sufficient time to allow the approaching vessel to enter the lock without delay.
(4) The vessel receiving small emergency repairs as described in subsection (3) may again enter the lock for completion of its repairs as soon as the lock is available.
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