Lock 25 - Sawer Creek
Lock 25, located on the River Road, is situated south of the Town of Lakefield. Be careful with the prevailing west winds as they can make the approach to the lock difficult.
- Address: 4200 River Road, Douro Township, Ontario
- Nautical chart: #2023 (more on Nautical charts)
- Kilometer marker: 156.6 km (mile 97.3)
- GPS: 44°24'02.9"N 78°15'46.3"W
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Construction began along the Otonabee River in 1895, however the plan to connect Rice Lake to Lake Simcoe was originally surveyed in 1833 by Nicol Hugh Baird. He recommended building 14 locks to handle the elevation change between Peterborough and Chemong Lake. However, by 1895, technology had changed and R.B. Rogers was able to connect this stretch with 11 locks.