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Lancaster - Morecambe Ship Canal project

Description of Lancaster - Morecambe Ship Canal project: A proposal for a 3½ mile ship canal from Poulton Ring (Morecambe) across the peninsula to the Lune where a dam across the river would hold back the water to maintain deep moorings at Lancaster Quays.

History of Lancaster - Morecambe Ship Canal project: It started as one of three rival schemes for improving transport to Lancaster. In 1845 the Morecambe Bay Harbour Company was floated with a capital of 300,000 to make a harbour and ship canal to Lancaster. The idea did not last long as when the formal company prospectus was issued in November the ship canal had been replaced by a railway.
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