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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Newmarket > Newmarket Dam and Locks
Newmarket Dam and Locks
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created by logtec on 3/29/2008 3:53 AM
last modified by logtec on 6/2/2008 4:18 AM
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dam, locks, bridge and nature walk.
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Active open to the public
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Bayview Pkwy, at George Richardson Park
Newmarket, Ontario
Owner: City of Newmarket
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  • Fast flowing water and strong currents during the spring and heavy rain.
  •  Interesting Features
    dam, locks, bridge, some nice graffiti and a foot path
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1801
    Closed: 1954
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    The headwaters of the East Holland River run north through Newmarket towards Holland Landing from the Oak Ridges Moraine. Down-stream of Newmarket the East Holland river joins up with the West Holland River where together they form the Holland River which dumps into Cook's Bay in Lake Simcoe.
    A dam and locks were built in 1801 as a part of the "Holland River Canal" that would have joined Newmarket to the Trent-Severn Waterway. The dam in Newmarket maintaina a man-made lake call Fairy Lake which was to originally be a millpond.
    The canal locks and dam were abandoned early in the 20th century without ever being finished. In 1954 The newmarket dam and locks were severely damaged by Hurricane Hazel, and now are used for recreation.
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    Sat, Mar 29th, 2008
    posted by logtec
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by SaraBellum on 7/23/2008 9:04 AM.

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  • on Jul 23 08 at 9:04, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Jun 2 08 at 4:18, logtec changed the following: Description
  • on Mar 29 08 at 4:57, logtec changed the following: Owner, History, Status, Hazards, Interesting Features, Security Measures
  • on Mar 29 08 at 4:43, logtec made this location available
  • on Mar 29 08 at 4:43, logtec updated gallery Logtec's photo's 07
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