|LOCK NO. 10 KROSTKOWO
The Krostkowo Lock is probably unique in Poland and in Europe. It is a so called an earth (fascine-turf) lock, since only the heads are made of concrete and wall reinforcements are wooden. The lock is filled through a manually opened steel gate. Together with a needle weir, it constitutes the Krostkowo barrage. What adds spice to the lock is that in the period of the Second Polish Republic it used to lie at the country border. The weir just beside it was already in the Third Reich.
HIGH-CABLE FERRIES IN CISZKOWO AND WALKOWICE
In Ciszkowo and Walkowice, high-cable ferries function. Their construction is based on a cable stretched above water level, with so-called guiding cables attached to it, fastened to the other side of the ferry, at both ends. By lengthening or shortening them, it is possible to steer the ferry in such a way that the river’s current directs it in the desired direction. Unlike in the case of low-cable ferries, there is no danger here that plants or objects carried with the current might get caught in the cables.
GLASSWORKS IN UJŚCIE
Glass production requires the availability of sand and clean water. This made Ujście an excellent location for a glassworks. It was built in 1809 and is the oldest manufacturer of glass containers in Poland. It manufactures green and brown bottles of various capacities for domestic and foreign customers.
|CRUISES ON THE NOTEĆ
The region’s most interesting attractions include cruises on the scenic Noteć River on a ship called the Władysław Łokietek (Władysław the Elbow-High). During the trip, you can admire the abundance of riverside nature. The cruises are offered by one of Poland’s few Complexes of Schools of Inland Navigation in Nakło. It is also a good idea to ask the crew about the story of the man the school is named after – Cdr Bolesław Romanowski, remembered for his escape to Great Britain on the ORP Wilk (Wolf) warship during the Polish September Campaign of 1939 and for the daring operations of the ORP Dzik (Boar) warship.
SUNBURNT TWIN DAY
Every year, on the last weekend of August, visitors to Czarnków see double. Twins from all over Poland gather in the town at that time. Young and old ones have fun together, taking part in a parade and a variety of attractions, and the event ends with the resolution of the contest for the most similar-looking pair of siblings.
THE PARK OF WORLD CULTURES
In the renovated historic park complex in Drezdenko, the Park of World Cultures will be set up. Apart from monuments of nature, it will feature replicas of the most famous buildings from all over the world, e.g. the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or the Taj Mahal temple. When passing by each sculpture, you will hear the most interesting information about its prototype. In the park, there will also be a small amphitheatre and numerous places encouraging children and adults to rest in the fresh air.
IW E70 – THE EAST-WEST (E-W) STRETCH
THE BYDGOSZCZ CANAL
IW E70 – THE SOUTH-NORTH (S-N) STRETCH
THE VISTULA LAGOON
THE ELBLĄG RIVER AND THE JAGIELLONIAN CANAL
THE MARTWA WISŁA, THE ŚMIAŁA WISŁA, THE GDAŃSK MOTŁAWA
WATERWAY SIGNS AND MARKING
SCHEMES OF LOCKS AND HARBOURS