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Welland Canal

ship canal in Canada

The Welland Canal is a ship canal that runs 43.4 km (27.0 mi) from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie to Port Weller, Ontario on Lake Ontario. As part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, it allows ships to avoid Niagara Falls by traversing the Niagara Escarpment.


Modern-day canalEdit

Past canalsEdit

First Welland Canal (1829-1845)Edit

Second Welland Canal (1845-1887)Edit

Third Welland Canal (1887-1932)Edit