Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal

Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal (HM205V)

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4 Algoma District
Country: Canada

N 46° 30.782', W 84° 21.038'

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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.
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HM NumberHM205V
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 703238 N 5154461
Decimal Degrees46.51303333, -84.35063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 30.782', W 84° 21.038'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 30' 46.92" N, 84° 21' 2.28" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Canal Dr, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario P6A 6W4, CA
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