North Channel


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North Channel,

strait, c.75 mi (120 km) long, between Northern Ireland and Scotland, connecting the Irish Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It is 13 mi (21 km) across at its narrowest point.

North Channel

 

a strait between Great Britain and the northeastern coast of Ireland; connects the Irish Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. The North Channel is 170 km long and 20 to 40 km wide, with depths to 272 m. There are strong tidal currents, with velocities of 7 to 12 km per hour. Belfast, a major port, is located on the channel.

North Channel

a strait between NE Ireland and SW Scotland, linking the North Atlantic with the Irish Sea
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On the bayside of the inlet, three arms of the channel are recognized: (1) the south channel which tracts [sim]90--100 m south of Barnegat Lighthouse before turning northward along the 1943 sand dike; (2) the central channel which runs westward from the inlet and cuts through the flood tidal delta; and (3) the north channel which trends along the southwest shore of Island Beach State Park and across the mouth of Little Bay (Figure 2).
The North Channel is one of the world's best areas for boating and sailing, and every one of these home sites has excellent water frontage, ranging from 292.
T he document says the Liverpool site "provides long term security of tenure", includes both a Marine Office and a radio site which would have to be provided elsewhere if it were closed, and is "one of four centres with a geographical relationship with the waters of the North Channel and the Irish Sea.
The key to navigating that section of the river is to keep to the north channel - that's the channel on the right-hand side as a boater travels downstream, officials said.
She becomes just one of a tiny group to have ever completed the North Channel crossing, from Carrick Fergus to Portpatrick, Wigtownshire.
And this bloody North Channel is a right pig of a bloody place.
The incident happened at about 3:10pm when the turboprop aircraft was north-east of Belfast, crossing the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland.
Favourable winds off the North Channel and near perfect temperatures greeted participants in the 12th annual Aundeck- Omni-Kaning Powwow held June 7 and 8.
Unparalleled North Channel and Georgian Bay scenery are a perennial de light.
The six-strong team will cross the north channel of the Irish Sea between Portpatrick and Larne.
This area -- in the North Channel, 1500 metres offshore and between drill holes 520 and 620 South -- has been selected in a zone of high rutile concentration which Trans Hex International, the project managers, and Ocean continue to believe to be a good indicator for diamonds.
Both the PTL pipeline and the Moyle cables are in close proximity in the North Channel of the Irish Sea.

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