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  • `✿. Angela •*¨*•.¸¸♥

    Greece: The Corinthos Channel (Corinth Canal) connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth. It is 6.4km (4 mi) in length & only 21.4m (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. Constructed from 1881 to 1893, it now has little economic importance & is used mainly for tourist traffic

  • Robert Clements

    The Corinth Canal in Greece is another place i'd like to visit. A multi-millenial dream to unify the east with west, the canal was finally completed in 1893 but it was already out of date - the ships the backers hoped to attract were too big to fit between those startling walls. A magnificent fiasco

  • Michael Marcotte

    Great photo of the Corinth Canal, Greece. Visited here in 1978.

  • Joe Saffa

    The Corinth Canal, Greece #boats #ships

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