Saimaa Canal


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Saimaa Canal

 

a navigable canal in Finland and the USSR, on the Karelian Isthmus. It joins the Saimaa lake system near the city of Lappeenranta with the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea near the city of Vyborg. The canal is 43 km long, and it has several locks. It was built in the period from 1845 to 1856 and modernized in 1968. It is accessible to river and lake shipping; the freight turnover in 1973 was about 400,000 tons. The main cargoes are lumber, boards, cellulose, paper, mineral fuel, chemical raw materials, and metals. In accordance with a 1962 agreement between the USSR and Finland, the Soviet section of the canal and the island of Malyi Vysotskii were leased to Finland for 50 years.

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Contract notice: passenger transport services for the saimaa canal rental area
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Following the withdrawal of Russia - the original host nation- the Saimaa Canal in Lappenratta is to stage the blue riband event and Drennan Team England will be travelling to the edge of the Arctic Circle in search of medals.
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Contract notice: use and maintenance of the saimaa canal 2019-2023
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According to the proposal, remote piloting in Finnish waters and public channels in the Saimaa Canal lease area would call for a licence from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-22 March 2002-Visa will be needed for cruises on the Saimaa canal (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
August 9, 2018 in Lappeenranta (Finland), the Russian delegation took part in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of navigation on the Saimaa Canal.
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