Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal
Canal de Sault Ste. Marie
Completed in 1895, this canal formed the last link in an all-Canadian navigation system stretching from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Superior. Designed and built by Canadians, the canal incorporated several engineering innovations. It was the world's longest lock and the first to operate with electrical power. It was also novel in using an emergency swing bridge dam to protect the lock in case of accident. Electricity was generated on site in the powerhouse. Closed in 1987 owing to a lock wall failure, the canal was equipped with a modern lock and opened for recreational use in 1998.
Erected 1998 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walkway next to the canal, near the Administration Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Chicora" Incident (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Francis Hector Clergue (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The North West Company Post (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Nicolas Perrot (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Sault Ste. Marie Canal. (Submitted on July 27, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3. submitted on August 9, 2017.