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Caledonian Canal

Description of Caledonian Canal: A 60 mile, 29 lock, ship canal through the Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William.

History of Caledonian Canal: Authorised by Acts of 1803 and 1804 and completed in 1822.Built by William Jessop and Thomas Telford.
For more details see the History page.

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Related External Web Sites of Caledonian Canal

  • West Highland Sailing A large hire fleet of both yachts and cruisers based on the Caledonian Canal and the lochs it connects.
  • Caley Cruisers Operate 13 different classes of hire cruisers on the Caledonian Canal.
  • Scotland's Waterways A British Waterways site covering all the Scottish navigable canals.
  • Fingal of Caledonia Fingal is a large crewed barge that cruises Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Caledonian Canal: Length 150 foot, beam 35 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

 

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