Caledonian Canal


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Caledonian Canal

A waterway, about 100 km (60 mi) long, cutting diagonally across northern Scotland from Loch Linnhe on the southwest to Moray Firth on the northeast. Opened in 1822, it is used today mainly by pleasure craft.

Caledonian Canal

n
(Placename) a canal in N Scotland, linking the Atlantic with the North Sea through the Great Glen: built 1803–47; now used mostly for leisure boating

Caledo′nian Canal′


n.
a canal in N Scotland, extending NE from the Atlantic to the North Sea. 60½ mi. (97 km) long.
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Noun1.Caledonian Canal - a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean; runs diagonally between Moray Firth at the northeastern end and Loch Linnhe at the southwestern end; now little used
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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Hosted on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, the conference will showcase the many attractions of the nation's 137-mile canal network, from the creation of The Kelpies --the largest equine sculptures on the planet --to The Falkirk Wheel's role as the world's only rotating boat lift and an iconic tourism destination.
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The Draken Lerwick left yesterday morning and using the motors will voyage south past Orkney and down the east coast of Scotland, then cross through the Caledonian Canal to the west coast.
They will head 60 miles across the Caledonian Canal in two-man canoes in the space of just four days.
Ian Shaw, 58, from Inverness, was found guilty of assault with intent to rape after he attacked the woman who went to his aid on the banks of the Caledonian Canal between Dochgarroch and Torvean.
At 19 he was sent to Glasgow to learn the trade of a mathematical-instrument maker, going onto establish his own business, but soon developed a reputation as a quality engineer and was employed on the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Caledonian Canal.
All the teams arrived at the end of the Caledonian Canal within 20 hours of each other, and the leading six teams had runners on Ben Nevis at the same time.
Which Scottish engineer's achievements included the construction of the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge?