Port Carling lock opening delayed as rehab project is still wrapping up
Photo: A rusted gate is removed from the Port Carling locks. Supplied by Phil Harding.
A $1 million lock rehabilitation project in Port Carling is a bit behind schedule.
The District of Muskoka is warning early season boaters the large lock in Port Carling won’t open until May 14th. Officials say the delay is due to unforeseen circumstances, but haven’t given more details. The small lock, which is a 24-hour self-serve gate, won’t be open until June 1st.
Over the winter the district was working on replacing the gates for both locks. The locks provide access between Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau for boaters. You can find the summer schedule for both locks here.
Port Carling locks to get a $1M upgrade