White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal
The White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal connects the White Sea to Lake Onega in Russia. The famous canal was completed in 1933 using forced prisoner labour.
Egypt’s artificial sea-level waterway, the Suez Canal, connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is one of the world’s most used canals with approximately 50 ships travelling through it each day.
The Panama Canal is an aquatic channel that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, shortening the trip between the two by up to 8,000 miles.
Canada’s Welland Canal connects two Great Lakes, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, allowing ships to bypass Niagara Falls. Approximately 3,000 ships use the canal on an annual basis.
Germany’s artificial freshwater canal, the Kiel Canal (formerly the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is located in Schleswig-Holstein. The canal links North Sea to the Baltic Sea, allowing ships to bypass stormy seas.
Danube-Black Sea Canal
The Danube-Black Sea Canal in Romania allow ships to circumvent the difficult to navigate Danube Delta.
Connecting the Volga and the Don Rivers, the Volga-Don Canal opened in 1952 in Russia. It provides a direct navigable connection