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Famous Ship Canals and Waterways

Name Location Length
(mi)1
Width
(ft)
Depth
(ft)
Locks Year
opened
Albert Belgium 80.0 53.0 16.5 6 1939
Amsterdam-Rhine Netherlands 45.0 164.0 41.0 3 1952
Beaumont–Port Arthur United States 40.0 200.0 34.0 1916
Canal du MidiFrance149.0n.a.n.a.1001692
Chesapeake and Delaware United States 14.0 450.0 35.0 1829
Erie CanalUnited States363.070.07.0821825
Grand CanalChina1,085.0n.a.n.a.n.a.7th cent.
Göta CanalSweden240.0n.a.n.a.581832
Houston United States 50.0 (2) 40.0 1914
Kiel (Nord-Ostsee Kanal) Germany 61.3 144.0 36.0 4 1895
Panama Panama 50.7 110.0 41.0 12 1914
St. Lawrence Seaway U.S. and Canada 2,400.03 (4) 1959
 Montreal to Prescott U.S. and Canada 11.5 80.0 30.0 7 1959
 Welland Canada 27.5 80.0 27.0 8 1931
 Sault Ste. Marie Canada 1.2 60.0 16.8 1 1895
 Sault Ste. Marie United States 1.6 80.0 25.0 4 1915
Suez Egypt 119.95 1,197.5 68.91869
1. Statute miles.
2. 300–400 ft.
3. From Montreal to Duluth.
4. 442–550 ft; there are 11.5 mi of locks, 80 ft wide and 30 ft deep.
5. From Port Said lighthouse to entrance channel in Suez roads.
Source: American Society of Civil Engineers.See also World's Largest Subway Systems.

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