Hydraulic Lift Locks at Peterborough and Kirkfield
76. (1) If the lockmaster of either of the hydraulic lift locks at Peterborough or Kirkfield is of the opinion that lockage of a vessel may be dangerous, he may prohibit such lockage.
(2) Any downbound vessel whose machinery is defective shall not proceed into either of these locks and, in order to test its machinery, every downbound vessel shall stop and reverse when approximately 1,000 feet from either of these locks, that is in the case of the Peterborough lock immediately before reaching the Norwood Road bridge and, in the case of the Kirkfield lock, immediately before reaching the mouth of the Rock Cut.
(3) No vessel shall turn in the upper reach within a distance of 1,000 feet of the lock chambers.
(4) Between the upper end of the centre pier above the lock gates and a point 100 feet below the chamber gates in the lower reach, no vessel shall be moved except by lines and subject to the orders of the lockmaster.
(5) All vessel crews shall keep their vessels clear of the chamber gate frames.
(6) No person shall ride on the lock chamber while the lock is in operation.
(7) No person, except the lockmaster or a canal employee shall handle any operating lever.
(8) No vessel of five tons or less shall be locked through the Peterborough Lift Lock except at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. unless such vessel is engaged in commercial business, or is on a continuous trip upbound from Rice Lake or downbound from Lakefield.
77. (1) No operator of a vessel shall permit his vessel to use
(a) the 18 tonne marine railway at Big Chute if that vessel exceeds 18 tonnes in weight or exceeds 1.2 metres in draught, 4.1 metres in overall beam or 15.2 metres in length; or
(b) the 90 tonne marine railway at Big Chute if that vessel exceeds 90 tonnes in weight or exceeds 1.8 metres in draught, 7.3 metres in overall beam or 30.4 metres in length.
(2) The Superintendent may deny a vessel the use of a marine railway referred to in subsection (1) where, in his opinion, the character or condition of the vessel is such as to endanger the railway, the equipment or an operator of the railway or any other person or vessel.
- SOR/80-62, s. 1.
SAULT STE. MARIE (CANADA) CANAL
77.1 (1) Section 11, subsections 14(1) and (2), 16(1) and 18(2), sections 20, 22 and 24, subsections 25(3) to (6), 26(1) and (2), section 29, subsections 30(1) and (3), section 31, subsection 34(3), section 47 and subsections 49(1) and (2) do not apply to a vessel that transits the Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) Canal.
(2) Sections 77.11 to 77.31 apply to every vessel that transits the Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) Canal.
- SOR/80-467, s. 2.
Maximum Vessel Dimensions
77.11 (1) No vessel of more than 222.5 m in overall length or 23.16 m in extreme breadth, including permanent fenders, shall transit the Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) Canal.
(2) No vessel shall transit the Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) Canal if any part of the vessel or anything on the vessel extends more than 35.66 m above water level.
(3) No vessel shall transit the Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) Canal if any part of its bridges or anything on the vessel protrudes beyond the hull.
- SOR/80-467, s. 2.
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