Multiple directional signs outside the St. Catharine's Museum at the Welland Canals Centre in St. Catharine's, Ontario in Canada, create an interesting topic for visitors to the area. The directional signs display the distances to various ports from the viewing platforms at Lock 3 at the Welland Canals Centre which were built in 1829.
Each of the signs marks the mileage to these places while others have the kilometers as well. In the backdrop, a ship sits in Lock 3 which allows these vessels to move between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The ships are hoisted over the Niagara Escarpment so that they can continue their journey into the middle of the North American continent.
There are eight locks along the Welland Canals but at the St. Catharine's Museum, Lock 3 has viewing platforms which allows visitors to watch the movement of these ships which takes a little under 10 minutes. ... continue below the picture...
... The St. Catharine's Museum offers visitors a 15 minute video of the Welland Canals, educational programs, exhibits and a gift shop for those who find this process intriguing. The museum is open daily with shorter hours during the winter and tours are available for those who want to learn the complete details of the Welland Canals.
Sign post pointing towards various destinations around the world at the St Catharines Museum, Lock 3, Welland Canals Centre, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.