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Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal, 35.5 mi (57 km) long with a minimum depth of 28 ft (8.5 m), connecting Manchester, W England, with the Mersey estuary at Eastham, above Birkenhead. Begun in 1887, it was opened in 1894 and changed Manchester from a river port to a seaport. Although no longer able to accommodate the largest oceangoing vessels, it also is now used to transport containerized shipping by barge.

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