Welland Canal


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Welland Canal

a canal in S Canada, in Ontario, linking Lake Erie to Lake Ontario: part of the St Lawrence Seaway, with eight locks. Length: 44 km (28 miles)
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By then an established journalist and a reformist member of the elected legislature of Upper Canada, Mackenzie was appointed to the board of the Welland Canal Company.
If the Welland Canal made it possible for ships to ignore the perils of Niagara Falls, it did the same for other invaders.
Jackson, The Welland Canals and Their Communities: Engineering, Industrial and Urban Transformation (Toronto 1997), 317.
The first Welland Canal, which opened in 1829, was built as a private venture under the direction of a great Canadian entrepreneur named William Hamilton Merritt.
There are no stone Gothic Anglican churches in North America of older vintage than this pair; an earlier church in Thorold was torn down because it was on the route of the second Welland canal.
The Welland Canal does not connect Lake Ontario with the Adriatic Sea.
There is space on Welland's harbor on the Welland Canal for warehousing of goods to be loaded onto and received from ocean going ships.
accompanied the Directors of the Welland Canal Company aboard the British schooner Ann and Jane and the American schooner R.
Most of the lakers travelling the Great Lakes are designed with the Welland Canal in mind; consequently, they have not had adverse affects to date.
11) Industrial and demographic expansion of the region began in earnest in the first years of the 20th century, spurred by the availability of cheap hydro-electric power from Niagara Falls and the transportation facilities offered by the Welland canal and five different railway lines.
Deliveries and installation are set for completion by the end of the summer, when all four units will automate the mooring at Lock 7 on the Welland Canal.