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Description of Cumberland Canal Project: A proposed canal from the Solway Firth about a mile east of Bowness to Carlisle with a navigable feeder to Wigton. The main line for coasting vessels was to have locks 20 feet wide with 8 foot depth over the sills and was estimated to cost £109,393. The navigable feeder which wasprobably intended for narrowboats was estimated at £38,139.
History of Cumberland Canal Project: Proposed by Telford in 1808 but was soon superseded by other plans for the Carlisle Canal.
For more details see the History page.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Carlisle Canal