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Canal Archive: Bridging the Years
- Explores the creation of the Bridgewater Canal, the building of the Manchester Ship Canal, the development Trafford Park and the decline and rebirth of the waterfront as Salford Quays.
Canal Cruising Guide
- A guide to narrowboats, hire companies, pubs, restaurants, shopping and recreation along the Canals of the Midlands in the UK. Includes links, maps and purchase information.
- A guide and leisure directory for British canals, cruising guides and background about culture, tradition, heritage, engineering, and folk art plus links to leisure companies.
- Information on Britain's historic canals and waterways including holidays afloat, canal related books and magazines, events, and stoppages.
Carillon Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This waterway allows users to bypass the Long-Sault rapids on the Ottawa River. Built in 1833 for the military, it soon became used for commerce.
Chambly Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This canal opened in 1843 to allow uninterrupted navigation between Lake Champlain and the Chambly Basin. Popular today with pleasure boaters.
- History, boating information, maps, photos and business services available to travelers and shoppers on this canal in upstate New York, USA.
Cruising the Canals and Rivers of Europe
- A monthly newsletter with articles and information on traveling the waterways of 14 countries of Europe.
- This historic canal is a frequent route for boaters traveling the American Intercoastal Waterway (ICW). Historical data, photos, travel links, and other useful information.
Dudley Canal Trust
- A brief history of Dudley Tunnel and famous limestone mines. Information for boaters requiring passage through the 2888m long tunnel,and information on boattrips into the limestone mines under Dudley
Erie Canal: The Building of the Great Western Canal
- The Erie Canal became the superhighway of transportation in the 1800s and opened up the Upper Midwest of the United States to farming and migration.
Falkirk Wheel & Millennium Link
- A tourist guide to the Forth and Clyde and Union canals and the Falkirk Wheel boatlift in central Scotland.
- Describing the restoration of this canal which runs from the River Trent to Grantham in the UK.
Jim Shead's Waterways Information
- Information on UK navigable rivers and canals, including tables of locks and distances, map, history, tunnels, aqueducts, bibliography, articles, photographs, and glossary.
Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This canal opened in 1825 as the doorway to waterways linking the Atlantic to the heart of North America. Replaced in 1970, it was being reopened in 2002 for pleasure boating.
Lancaster Canal History and Information
- Including information on the towns, villages, boatyards, boating, pubs and facilities nearby.
New York State Canal System
- Information on the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canal system, towns along the canals, things to do, things to see, boat operators, and other information.
- Dedicated to the canals of the South Pennines, UK: Huddersfield, Ashton, Rochdale and Peak Forest Canals. Features restoration of Huddersfield Canal and virtual cruises.
Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- A chain of lakes, rivers and canals winding 202 km from Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada's capital city.
Rideau Canal Waterway
- A portal to the sights, activities and businesses along this canal and waterway between Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Virtual tours, business directory, boating information and FAQs.
- Offering some information on the history and heritage of this river. Descriptions and pictures of some attractions and facilities along the river.
River Thames Guide
- The many attractions of the River Thames including cruises, boating, restaurants, hotels, museums, theatres, galleries even properties and more, interestingly and helpfully reviewed.
- A National Historic Site of Canada, this canal was opened in 1849 and allows watercraft to link Lake Champlain with the Saint Lawrence River. Today, pleasure boating has replaced commercial boating.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This canal opened in 1843 to join lac Saint-Louis and lac des Deux-Montagnes, at the mouth of the Ottawa River. Today, pleasure boating has replaced commercial boating.
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This canal was opened in 1895 to bypass rapids between lakes Huron and Superior, thus completing an all-Canadian route from the head of Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Peters Canal National Historic Site of Canada
- This canal links the Atlantic Ocean with Bras d'Or Lake. Started in 1854, the canal was completed in 1869 and has the only functioning lock system in Nova Scotia.
Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre
- Details and visitor information about the highest, longest, deepest canal tunnel in Britain.
The Anderton Boat Lift
- The official site of the Anderton Boat lift, the world's first and the UK's only working boat lift.
The Burgundy Canal
- Information about barges, cruising, boating and navigation on this canal in France.
The Falkirk Wheel
- Information on the rotating boat lift connecting the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal in the UK. History, design, visitor and contact information.
The Horseboating Society
- Promoting horseboating and preserving the heritage and skills of this once common form of transport. Information on horse drawn trip boats and horse drawn boat journeys.
The Millennium Link (1999-2002)
- An information and picture resource of the restoration of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland, including construction of the Falkirk Wheel. Includes a webcam archive of the wheel's operation.
Trent Severn Waterway OnLine Cruising Guide
- A guide to this waterway linking Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. Includes maps, instructions, regulations, pictures and sailing directions.
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada
- This waterway meanders 386 km across Central Ontario, linking Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay.
UK Canal Vacations
- Information including touring guide, self drive rental barges, skippered barging, canal routes plus heritage, culture, and folk art.
- Dedicated to those who work, rest and play on the waterways. Includes links to services and boater sites, information and history of the canals and waterways.
- Producers topical videos with more than thirty canal and inland waterway titles available on PAL (UK video), NTSC (USA video) and on DVD.
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