Lock 5 - Trent

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Lock 5 is located just south of the Village of Frankford. Another one of the restored Waterway lockmaster houses is found at this location and serves as the lock station office and houses public washrooms. Ample large trees provide good shade.

Getting here
  • Address: 42 Hannah Ln, Frankford, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: 2021 (more on Nautical charts)
  • GPS coordinates: 44°11'07.6"N 77°35'30.3"W
  • Kilometer marker: 10.3 km (mile 6.4)

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 46.9 m (154 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 5.5 m (18 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 5

Facilities and services
Constructed: 1908-1914

The firm Rogers & Dennon was awarded the contract for this section of the Ontario - Rice Lake division. R.B. Rogers, a former Canal Superintendent responsible for the Peterborough Lift Lock, pioneered the use of concrete on the canal. He insisted on the highest quality of workmanship from his labourers but lacking equipment and capital, the firm took 8 years to finish the work.

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