The Dublin-Galway Ship Canal

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Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 09.51.16Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 09.36.58Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 09.32.23Otaga Times (New Zealand), April 20, 1899.

Sibling of Daedalus writes:

The  proposal, made on a number of occasions in the 19th century, for a canal from Dublin to Galway through which transatlantic steamers would travel on their way to Europe.  Had it gone ahead, it would have been the Irish version of the Panama canal, severing the country in two.  It never happened, possibly because it was quicker for the ships to go the longer way round than to stop at every lock…

 

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