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Canals

Maximum width of a narrowboat Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Maximum permitted speed on UK canals Click to show or hide the answer

Bridgewater Canal (Worsley to Manchester) opened Click to show or hide the answer
Suez Canal opened Click to show or hide the answer
Manchester Ship Canal opened Click to show or hide the answer
Panama Canal:Construction started Click to show or hide the answer
Official opening Click to show or hide the answer
Length of the Panama Canal Click to show or hide the answer
Length of the Suez Canal Click to show or hide the answer
Number of locks on the Suez Canal Click to show or hide the answer

Built in the 1930s and named for the king who ruled Belgium from 1909 to 1934; connects the Scheldt river at Antwerp with the Meuse at Liège Click to show or hide the answer
Village near Northwich, Cheshire: gives its name to the lift that transports boats between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent & Mersey Canal, overcoming the 50–foot height difference; built in 1875, closed in 1983 due to corrosion; re-opened in 2002 after restoration Click to show or hide the answer
English city, has 26 miles of canals – more than Venice (but over a much greater area); Gas Street canal basin; "the hub of [Britain's] canal network" (Wikipedia) Click to show or hide the answer
Series of 12 locks on the Macclesfield Canal – the only locks on it Click to show or hide the answer
Opened in 1761, from Worsley to Manchester: the canal that started the boom in canal building in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Designer and builder of the Bridgewater Canal Click to show or hide the answer
Links the rivers Yonne and Saône, thus connecting the Seine and the Rhine Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Famous flight of locks – 29 altogether – on the Kennet & Avon Canal, just west of Devizes, Wiltshire Click to show or hide the answer
Fort William to Inverness; links Loch Linnhe to the Moray Firth, via the Great Glen (i.e. Loch Ness) Click to show or hide the answer
Links Toulouse to the Mediterranean; the first canal to have a tunnel built using explosives (15th century) Click to show or hide the answer
Canal locks were invented in Click to show or hide the answer
Links the Aegean and Ionian seas; just under 4 miles long, separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the rest of mainland Greece Click to show or hide the answer
Manchester Ship Canal meets the Mersey at Click to show or hide the answer
Links Albany to Buffalo (both cities in New York state); links New York to the Great Lakes, via the Hudson River Click to show or hide the answer
The world’s first rotating boat lift – opened 2002, joins the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal to reconnect Glasgow and Edinburgh Click to show or hide the answer
The oldest canal in Britain – built by the Romans around 120 AD and still in use – links the Trent at Torksey, Lincolnshire to the Witham at Lincoln Click to show or hide the answer
Name shared by the world's longest canal, and one of its oldest (China: Beijing to Hangzhou – 1,115 miles / 1,794 km), the major canal in Venice (crossed by the Rialto bridge), and the canal that links Dublin to the River Shannon Click to show or hide the answer
Runs from the Thames at Brentford (West London) to Bordesley Junction (Birmingham) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Runs from near Reading to Bath, joining two rivers Click to show or hide the answer
Opened in 1895, links the Baltic to the North Sea; runs through the Schleswig–Holstein state (Land) of Germany Click to show or hide the answer
Wigan Pier, such as it is, is on the Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
French engineer and diplomat: directed the construction of the Suez Canal (1859–69); also made an unsuccessful attempt to build a canal through Panama, in the 1880s Click to show or hide the answer
Carried over the River Dee by the Pontcyssyllte aqueduct Click to show or hide the answer
Trinidad Turn, Orchid Turn, Balboa Reach, Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks, Gatun Locks, Gaillard Cut (formerly known as the Culebra Cut) Click to show or hide the answer
Provides sea access to the Great Lakes Click to show or hide the answer
Canal in St. Helens (now Merseyside) which was built 4 years before the Bridgewater and can thus claim to be the first canal in modern Britain Click to show or hide the answer
Britain’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel – 5,500 yards (5,029m) long – on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, between Diggle (near Oldham) and Marsden (near Huddersfield); closed 1943, re–opened 2001; also the name of three railway tunnels, only one of which is still in use Click to show or hide the answer
The Great and Little Bitter Lakes form part of the Click to show or hide the answer
Builder of the Caledonian Canal Click to show or hide the answer
A winding hole (wind as in a flow of air, not as in to wind a clock) is used for Click to show or hide the answer
Links lakes Erie and Ontario, bypassing Niagara Falls Click to show or hide the answer

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