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Double Canal Locks at Corpach, on the Caledonian Canal

The 62 mile long Caledonian Canal, with a total of 29 locks was originally built to allow wooden sailing ships to travel from the north-east to the south-west of Scotland, avoiding the perilous route via Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth. It was completed in 1822, after 19 years in construction at a cost of around £910,000. The canal had taken so long to construct, that much larger, iron hulled ships were now in use and the canal was too narrow to accommodate them.

Today the canal attracts many visitors who come to enjoy the magnificent scenery that stretches all the way from Inverness to Fort William.

The image below is of the of the double canal locks at Corpach. Ben Nevis can be seen in the background

Double Canal Locks at Corpach on the Caledonian Canal

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9 responses

  1. Inspired and pretty

    A wonderful image james !

    November 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    • Inspired and pretty

      Oups….I changed your name ! Sorry about that Jim 🙂

      November 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      • Thanks Jocelyne. Glad you liked the shot. My “better half” sometimes calls me James, as well as other names, when she is not happy with me.

        December 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      • Inspired and pretty

        Ha ! Ha ! That’s so funny !

        December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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