Lift 38: From Deck to Dock Unobtrusively

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 110' at 42°
Year: 2011

The owners of this cottage had been looking for years for an elegant way to connect their cottage to their waterfront and finally decided that one of our lifts was the answer.

This was a challenging lift to build. The steep angle and rock face meant we had to tie ourselves off to build the track. The lift fit nicely into a natural channel running from the cottage deck to the dock and is tucked out of the way.

Tamarack North, of Port Carling, finished the landscaping, built the path around the lower station, the interlocking upper gate, and integrated both button boxes into the stations.

In addition to carrying the cottage owners, their family and their friends up and down the hill, this lift was also used by contractors working on the boathouse. In the first year alone it did about 1,500 round trips.

The owner said:

“The tram has been the best thing we ever could have done at the cottage… Worth every penny spent.”