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Rideau Canal GPS Waypoints
(Datum = NAD 83)
(* not to be used for navigation - see below)

Lockstation Lower Gate    Upper Gate
  Latitude Longitude    Latitude Longitude
Kingston Mills N 44o 17.471' W 076o 26.570'    N 44o 17.592' W 076o 26.511'
Lower Brewers N 44o 23.341' W 076o 19.500'    N 44o 23.363' W 076o 19.499'
Upper Brewers
(† Middle Gate)
N 44o 24.769' † W 076o 18.792' †    N 44o 24.769' † W 076o 18.792' †
Jones Falls N 44o 32.688' W 076o 14.226'    N 44o 32.790' W 076o 14.350'
Davis N 44o 33.772' W 076o 17.512'    N 44o 33.777' W 076o 17.543'
Chaffeys N 44o 34.736' W 076o 19.203'    N 44o 34.751' W 076o 19.180'
Newboro N 44o 38.744' W 076o 19.262'    N 44o 38.752' W 076o 19.293'
Narrows N 44o 42.186' W 076o 17.720'    N 44o 42.178' W 076o 17.749'
Lower Beveridges N 44o 52.497' W 076o 08.354'    N 44o 52.504' W 076o 08.384'
Upper Beveridges N 44o 52.601' W 076o 08.724'    N 44o 52.618' W 076o 08.746'
Poonamalie N 44o 53.589' W 076o 03.334'    N 44o 53.569' W 076o 03.349'
Smiths Falls Detached N 44o 53.760' W 076o 01.626'    N 44o 53.750' W 076o 01.655'
Smiths Falls Combined N 44o 53.821' W 076o 01.233'    N 44o 53.814' W 076o 01.263'
Old Slys
(† Middle Gate)
N 44o 53.586' † W 076o 00.248' †    N 44o 53.586' † W 076o 00.248' †
Edmonds N 44o 52.641' W 075o 59.005'    N 44o 52.659' W 075o 59.026'
Kilmarnock
(† centre of lock)
N 44o 53.075' † W 075o 55.824' †    N 44o 53.075' † W 075o 55.824' †
Merrickville N 44o 55.050' W 075o 50.037'    N 44o 54.993' W 075o 50.265'
Clowes N 44o 56.773' W 075o 49.337'    N 44o 56.759' W 075o 49.362'
Upper Nicholsons N 44o 57.084' W 075o 49.047'    N 44o 57.062' W 075o 49.052'
Lower Nicholsons N 44o 57.304' W 075o 48.955'    N 44o 57.281' W 075o 48.956'
Burritts Rapids N 44o 58.958' W 075o 47.185'    N 44o 58.942' W 075o 47.208'
Long Island N 45o 15.080' W 075o 42.120'    N 45o 15.025' W 075o 42.112'
Black Rapids
(† lower gate only)
N 45o 19.293' † W 075o 41.889' †    -- --
Hogs Back
(† Middle Gate)
N 45o 22.208' † W 075o 41.942' †    N 45o 22.208' † W 075o 41.942' †
Hartwells N 45o 23.088' W 075o 41.990'    N 45o 23.034' W 075o 42.010'
Ottawa N 45o 25.604' W 075o 41.917'    N 45o 25.495' W 075o 41.740'
  Lower Gate    Upper Gate


* The data above should not be used for navigation purposes. The appropriate charts must be used for navigation and the Rideau channel is clearly marked with buoys. This GPS data can be used for daily trip planning and general waterway enjoyment (by answering that nagging question - how much farther is it to the next lockstation).

MY THANKS - this data has been kindly provided to me by Jim Weedon of the Canadian Hydrographic Service. It is based on a highly accurate DGPS survey conducted by the Canadian Hydrographic Service during the summer of 2003. It replaces much less accurate GPS data that I collected in 1999. So a big thank-you to Jim Weedon for sending this along.


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