St. George's Channel

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

St. George’s Channel


or the South Canal, a channel between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland linking the South Irish Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Width, approximately 74 km at its narrowest point; depth, 82-113 m in navigable areas. The speed of channel currents varies around 2.8-6.5 km/hr.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
During these years Swift corresponded with friends in England, among them Pope, whom he bitterly urged to 'lash the world for his sake,' and he once or twice visited England in the hope, even then, of securing a place in the Church on the English side of St. George's Channel. His last years were melancholy in the extreme.
Foster was admired on both sides of St. George's Channel as an assiduous and effective man of business.
Waterford, Come On Ranger is enjoying good fortune on both sides of St. George's Channel, lying fourth in the list of Irish sires and third in the NGRC stud dog rankings.
Meanwhile, Come On Ranger has made a flying start to the 1999 campaign on both sides of St. George's Channel.