Just how many paddle craft can fit into the lock? As of this year, a record 328!
The organizers were hoping for 150 paddle craft in each of the lock chambers to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday. They ended up with 168 in one chamber and 162 in the other, surpassing all expectations.
And possibly the coolest moment is when both lock chambers were raised halfway up and the boaters all lifted a paddle and sang “O’ Canada”. Well done Peterborough!