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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.
Gta 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 119.951,197.5 68.9? 1869
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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