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Corinth Canal

The Corinth canal is 25 meters wide and 3 miles long. It took us about half an hour to get through. There were lots of landslides and I thought it was cool. There was no danger because they were the size of pebbles, so we weren't worried. 

It was started by one person named Nero, who did a bunch of planning, and then 3 months later he died. He had 6000 slaves ready to work on it and that wasn't even enough. he wanted to build the canal because before they had to drag boats across on barrels, or even take them apart.  

I think the canal was finished in 1630, or something like that. (Actually in 1893 by the French)

On each end there are bridges that go underwater to let boats go through. This is cool because a boat can drive over where a car can drive. 

it cost us 159 Euros to cross which is about $235. This is about 30 cents per meter that we went. 

I wanted to write about the Corinth Canal because it is perfectly straight all the way through except it has a bunch of chisel marks and it has pull overs for boats. There was not a single other boat with us in the canal. Its very special because we would have to sail a hundred miles more around a giant island (Peloponnese) Only cruisers get to go through the canal and I'm a cruiser so I'm special. 

Reader Comments (1)

Hi, Athanasios,

Your report and pictures of the Corinth Canal were very interesting. I had heard about the Canal, but didn't know much about it. Your report lead me to Goggle the Canal to find out even more. I've been through the Panama Canal on a boat that held about 50 people. The Panama Canal is 48 miles long. It has three locks that are each 110 feet wide (about 33 meters). Our boat was close enough to the lock walls that I could touch them which was neat. The Panama Canal is wide other than at the locks and part of it is a big lake. I hope you get to see it someday.

Last week engineers were dangling from ropes all down the Washington Monument checking for cracks and other damage from the earthquake in August. They had to climb out the little windows near the top of the Monument. It was really amazing seeing them on television, particularly when a big gust of wind blew one guy about 30 feet out from the Monument on the west side and around to the north side. It looked really scarey, but he said it was fun!

I'm looking forward to seeing what your next log entry is about.


October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay Oshel

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