"The Lorne (aka Black Chute)" is the first rapid on the Main Channel of the Ottawa River (after the
The main tongue of the drop is as smooth as
glass until it hits the "Garburator" hydrolic at the bottom. This is a very fast
and surfable hydrolic (a.k.a. Space Shuttle). To the right of the top of the tongue is the
Washing Machine. Not a pleasant place to be! To the left of the tongue, mid way down, is
the rock known as "Moby Dick". After clearing the Garburator, you can exit river
left into the eddy, paddle up to the top of Moby Dick and peel out onto the tongue again
(known as a "Dick Spin").
Below Black Chute on river left is a huge
ugly hole called "Bus Eater". Yet another unpleasant spot to land in. River
right below Black Chute is a surf wave known as "Wa-Ki-Ki".