The Kiel Canal (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), until 1948 known as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, is an approximately 100 kilometer (62 mile) long canal in the German Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein that links the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau.
Based on the old Eider Canal, open in 1784, from Holtennau, following the Eider River from Rendsburg, the Nord-Ostsee-Ka...
The Suez canal is a large artificial canal in Egypt, west of the Sinai Peninsula. It was originally 164 km (102 miles) long, 300 m (984 ft) wide at its narrowest point and 8 m (26 ft) deep. After multiple enlargements over time, the canal is 193 km (120 mi) long and 24 m (79 ft) deep. The canal connects Port Said (Būr Sa'īd) in the north on the Mediterranean Sea, with Suez (al-Suways)...
The Caledonian Canal, connecting Inverness to Fort William in Scotland, is 59 miles (94 kilometres) long. 22 miles (35 kilometres) are man-made to connect the natural lochs, of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour. The canal was opened in 1822. It was constructed to help commercial shipping avoid the treacherous journey around the Scottish west coast.
The Gota Canal (Swedish: Göta kanalen) is a Swedish canal constructed in the early 19th century located in Götaland (Gothia, Gothland, Gothenland, Gautland, Geatland), one of the three (unofficial) lands of Sweden. Geographically the waterway is located in the south of Sweden. The Göta Canal was officially opened on 26. September 1832. The original canal stretches from Mem to Sjĝtorp. Nowadays ...
The Panama Canal is a 48 mile (77 km) canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, through the Isthmus of Panama. The canal has had an enormous impact in the 20'th century shipping between the two oceans, mainly replacing the long route south of Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. In avarage allmost any long sailing route which involve passing the Americas can be s...
Two ships on the Manchester Ship Canal taking cargo off at Elesmere Port. Note the river Mersey next to the Canal with the tide out. This was a benfit for hte Canal, that ships could sail up the canal even when the tide was out.
Well over a century ago, the Farmington Canal was converted to a railroad. Eventually it became a part of the New Haven. The Farmington Canal was the longest canal ever built in New England. An 1846 charter was granted and the new road was opened between New Haven and Plainville in 1848.
Mittelland Canal (near Minden), after 8th Air Force attack on 26th Ocotober 1944. Five barges were washed through the 80-feet breach in embankment cut by 851-ton load. Canal and adjected aqueduct were both drained. More barges are seen stranded on canal bottom.
This is where the ships enter the Manchester Ship Canal. The tide is out at the moment, but as soon as the tide comes in the ships can enter or exit the canal. Once in the canal they can safly move up and down the canal without worring about the level of the tide.
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