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  HARTWELLS Locks 9 and 10
Number of locks: 2 (in flight) Total Lift: 6.5m ( 21.5 ft.) Lock Through Time: 30 minutes*
Chart No: 1512 (Sheet 1) GPS:1 N 45o 23.050'   W 75o 42.000'
Chart Sales: No Lockstation Tel: (613) 235-2644
Washrooms: Yes2 Drinking Water: Yes3 Day Use Docking: Yes
Overnight Mooring: Yes Docking4 Upstream:
125m/410'
Docking4 Downstream:
69m/225'
Ice: No Power: No Boater Camping:5 Yes
Boat Launch: No Picnic Tables: Yes BBQ Grills: No
Parking: Yes Public Telephone: No Self Guided Trail: Yes
Hwy Access: off Prince of Wales Dr. Locks Connect: Rideau Canal to Rideau Canal
Special Notes: To ensure passage, boaters must arrive at least 1 hour prior to closing.
Of Interest: This flight of two locks sits adjacent to the campus of Carleton University. The modern City of Ottawa skyline belies the 19th century feel of this lockstation. Cycling paths adjacent to the canal from Ottawa pass through Hartwells on their way to Hogs Back. The white clapboard lockmaster’s house hides the original stone first storey. The poor living conditions of the original building (cold and damp, like all of the stone defensible lockmaster’s houses) led to a renovation in 1901 when a second storey and interior walls were added. The Experimental Farm borders the locks.
Notes: Gas is available just a short way downstream of the lock at Dows Lake Pavilion
* Time to actually go through the locks. Allow at least twice this time when trip planning. See Schedule Caveats.
1) GPS data should not be used for navigation. See the GPS page.
2) Washrooms are wheel chair accessible.
3) Unless indicated otherwise, water at the lockstation is potable.
4) Includes both blueline and greyline docking - see Lockstation Docking Page.
5) Allows tent camping for those arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.


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