This wonderful book, written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trent-Severn Waterway is full of original pen and ink drawings of Locks 33 to 20 done by local artist Drew Ridpath. It is
divided into two sections. The first part of the book, written by Dennis Carter-Edwards, is a fascinating history of the Trent-Severn Waterway starting in the 1820’s and 30’s. The last lock was finished in July of 1920 opening a passage all the way from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario.
The second is a tale of love, adventure and intrigue as two young people paddle down the Trent-Severn lock system from Fenelon Falls to Peterborough. Travel with them as they pull a caper, meet the lockmasters and hear their stories, bump into lots of interesting people and marvel at the beauty of the lakes and canals in the beautiful Kawarthas. The end of the story is a delightful surprise.
Both books are available for purchase through the following vendors, or contact Drew directly.
Happenstance Books & Yarns (Lakefield)
Lockside Trading Co (Youngs Point)
Buckhorn District Tourist Association
Kent Bookstore (Lindsay)
The Gallery (Bobcaygeon)
This book came together as a fitting project to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary and to document the wonderful and charming village of Lakefield, Ontario.
"Lakefield's strength comes from its people which have created a wonderful, friendly and interesting village." – Ed Arnold