Welland Canal

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The Welland Canal is a ship canal that runs 43.4 km (27.0 mi) from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie to Port Weller, Ontario on Lake Ontario. As part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, it allows ships to avoid Niagara Falls by traversing the Niagara Escarpment.

Modern-day canal[edit]

Past canals[edit]

First Welland Canal (1829-1845)[edit]

Second Welland Canal (1845-1887)[edit]

Third Welland Canal (1887-1932)[edit]