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rth Seas at Kiel was opened 1785.
That from the Cattegat to the Baltic, 1794-1800.
The main line of the Ganges Canal, 525 miles long, for irrigating the country between the Ganges and the Jumna, was opened in 1854.
When completed, it will be 900 miles long, and will irrigate 1,470,000 acres. Its estimated cost is £ 1,555,548. Sir Proby Cautley, engineer.
The canal in England joining the Trent and the Witham was made A. D. 1134, in the reign of Henry I. The Bridgewater Canal commenced in 1759.
In England there are 2,800 miles of canals.
Of the American canals : —
The James River and Kanawha, 147 miles long, overcomes the greatest grade, having a lift of 1,916 feet.
The Morris and Essex, 101 miles long, overcomes a grade of 1,674 feet, accomplished by 29 locks and 22 inclined planes.
The Erie, by DeWitt Clinton, is the longest, 363 miles, with 84 locks.
The Erie Canal was commenced in 1817, and completed in 1825.
The main line leading from Albany, on the Hudson, to