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  CHAFFEYS Lock 37
Number of locks: 1 Total Lift: 3.3m ( 10.7 ft.) Lock Through Time: 15 min.*
Chart No: 1513 (Sheet 3) GPS:1 N 44o 34.740'    W 76o 19.190'
Chart Sales: Yes Lockstation Tel: 613-359-5914
Washrooms: Yes2 Drinking Water: Yes3 Day Use Docking: Yes
Overnight Mooring: Yes Docking4 Upstream: 85m/280' Docking4 Downstream: 128m/420'
Ice: No Power**: Yes (U & D) Boater Camping:5 Yes
Boat Launch: Yes Picnic Tables: Yes BBQ Grills: Yes
Parking: Yes Public Telephone: No Self Guided Trail: No
Hwy Access: 9 km W of Hwy. 15
on Chaffey's Lock Rd (Cty Rd. 9)
Lock Connects: Opinicon Lake to Indian Lake
Special Notes: To ensure passage, boaters must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. Swing bridge with a clearance of 1.8m (5.9 ft). Swings on demand.
Of Interest: A feature of this lock is the Lockmaster’s house museum with many interpretive displays of the early days at Chaffeys. It’s also worth a walk around “town” – visit the grounds of the lovely old Opinicon Resort Hotel and then head over to the restored Chaffey’s Cemetery. The Cataraqui Trail, an all-season trail, part of the Trans-Canada trail system, passes through Chaffeys, following the old railway bed. The name of the lock comes from Samuel Chaffey, who set up extensive milling facilities here in 1820. He died in 1827 and Colonel By bought the property from his widow in order to build the lock. She got £2,000, worth in excess of $5,000,000 today.
Notes: Gas is available downstream at the Opinicon docks or upstream at Brown's Marina, Dorothy's Fishing Lodge or Indian Lake Marina. The lodges & marinas offer some limited supplies. Brown's Marina is also a liquor/beer store.
* Time to actually go through the locks. Allow at least twice this time when trip planning. See Schedule Caveats.
** U = upstream side, D = downstream side
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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Chaffeys Lock
Chaffeys Lock looking North
A swing bridge passes road traffic over the top of the lock. It is worth a stop to visit the Lockmaster's House museum and take a look at the venerable old Opinicon Hotel.
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