Canal Foot, Ulverston

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The Ulverston Canal is claimed to be the deepest, widest and straightest canal in the UK. It is entirely straight and on a single level.

The canal was completed in 1796, in order to provide the town of Ulverston, one and a half miles from the coast at Morecambe Bay, with a port. At 15 feet (4.6 m) deep and 66 feet (20 m) wide, it was intended to take very large ships.

The opening of the Furness Railway in 1846 seriously damaged the profitability of the canal, which was eventually bought by the railway company. It was used commercially until the First World War, and was officially abandoned at the end of the Second World War, in 1945.

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Comments (48)

Amelia Royan on November 5, 2012

Thanks Steve. It's an interesting area for all sorts of reasons, and we'd love to go back and visit again.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Panos T. Mourlas on November 10, 2012

Very beautiful

LIKE 10!!!

Best wishes from Greece.


GasGasL€X on November 18, 2012

Outstanding rich royal blue reflections, just how I like 'em.. :)

Nivaldo Cit & Ude Da… on November 19, 2012

Olá, Amelia Royan! Muito obrigado por aceitar o convite para participar da galeria "Mundo Mágico da Fotografia. Seja benvinda. Parabéns pela foto, muito bem feita. Gostamos e é a nossa favorita. Um abraço e muitas felicidades para você e para a sua família! De seus amigos Nivaldo Cit e esposa Maria de Lourdes. Saudações calorosas desde Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina/Brasil (já está incluída na nossa lista de “Fotógrafos Favoritos”)

Amelia Royan on November 19, 2012

Many thanks Panos. I appreciate your L10.

Greetings to Greece from Norway, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 19, 2012

Thanks for that Lex. The far background is a bit washed though. Can't have everything! ;-)

Amelia Royan on November 19, 2012

Muito obrigado Nivaldo e Maria. Eu aprecio o fato de que você adicionou esta foto a sua lista de favoritos.

Saudações para o Brasil, Amelia

ritacecilia on December 17, 2012

Not much used, it seems.

Best; Rita

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  • Uploaded on October 19, 2012
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2012/10/09 10:52:51
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash