Inner Route: The Hydroelectric Plant – From Sluice Gates to Plant Foundation

The innermost route (the one closest to shore) takes you through the Hydroelectric Plant built in the late 1800s. Water was directed from the canal into the plant's headpond, then funneled into the turbine to create electric current for nearby transformers. Here's a sketch of Morrisburg's plant with its inflow "headpond" and its outflow "tailrace" area. I …

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2. You’ve Arrived at the Locks… But Where?

The site is large and, since you're always drifting, you get to see only a portion of it each time you dive. It's nice to know which section you've arrived at when you reach the stone structures. Here's the direction from which you've come: Here are the primary landmarks when you get there (details below): Here are …

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1. Entry and Drift to the Locks

For all Lock 23 sites, you enter from the same place on shore and swim out to the submerged Rapide Plat Canal to begin your drift. You start here... at Morrisburg's public boat launch. This photo was taken in the fall when boaters were few and far between but this isn't the case in summer dive season! For your own …

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