Top Ten Artificial Canals

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6. An Chanáil Ríoga

An Chanáil Ríoga or the Royal Canal is found in Ireland and was initially built to help transport freight from Dublin’s river Liffey to County Longford’s river Shannon. Over the years, it became difficult to maintain this canal but work is going on at the moment to ensure that it becomes fit for navigation once again.


7. The Augusta Canal

This canal is historic in nature and is found in Georgia in the United States of America. It was initially constructed for the purpose of helping mills distribute drinking water to cities and towns. It has been said that the Augusta Canal is still being used for the same purpose, making it the only one of its kind in the world to do so.


8. The Cape May Canal

This canal is found in New Jersey in the United States of America and runs for 3 miles between Delaware Bay and Cape May Harbor. The canal was constructed during the World War II by the Army Corps of Engineers of the United States of America. The wartime emergency made it necessary to built The Cape May Canal.


9. Lancaster Canal

This canal is beautiful and runs for 41 miles. It has no locks and one can see the Forest of Bowland, Wyre’s countryside and Silverdale coast from this canal. In the past it used to carry cargoes from Lancaster and Preston and recently a restoration scheme has been initiated for the purpose of reopening a part of this canal. The best part about this canal is that a waterbus in the summer months allows tourists to view the beautiful attractions that surround the canal.


10. Canal du Midi

This canal runs for 150 miles and is found in the Southern part of France. It meanders from Canal Latéral à la Garonne to Séte. It is undoubtedly stunning and has over 90 locks.

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