The Canals of Canada

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


3 - The Canso Channel


2 - St.Peter's Canal <<-- : -->> 4 - Trent Canal


The Canso Channel is a narrow strait separating Cape Breton Island from the rest of Nova Scotia. At its narrowest, where it is about 1.4 km across, a causeway was constructed in 1955. This has a lock through it 820 feet long and 80 feet wide at the eastern end.


Canso Lock

Canso Lock, 1994

Canso Lock

Canso Lock, 1994

Canso Lock

Canso Lock, 1994
Bottom gates opening

Railway Bridge

Railway and Road Bridge across the Canso Lock Cut, 1994

Railway Bridge

Railway Bridge across the Canso Lock Cut, 1994
A ship was about to pass through, so the bridge has started to swing

CSS Parizeau

Canadian Survey Ship Parizeau leaveing Canso Lock, 1994


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