Welland Canal Lock 4 in St. Catherines - Ontario

Welland Canal Lock 4 is in St.Catherines in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Ship leaving Welland Canal Lock 4
Welland Canal Lock 4

St. Catherine's has about 392,000 inhabitants and is the largest city on the Niagara Peninsula. Due to the location between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the Niagara Escarpment, St. Catherines has a unique microclimate and is also known as Garden City. The Welland Canal is the eastern boundary of the city. Here one can visit lock 4, a dual-chamber lock with a lift of 49 ft.
vertical-lift bridge - Welland Canal Bridge 5
Welland Canal Bridge 5

In time-lapse video you can see how the cement carrier Stephen B. Roman leaves Lock 4 and passes through the vertical-lift bridgeWelland Canal Bridge 5

The Stephen B. Roman is about 465 ft long and has a beam of 55 ft. She was built in 1965 by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Ltd. of Lauzon in Quebec and can reach an average speed of 13 knots.

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