Definitions for caledonian canal
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a canal in N Scotland, extending NE from the Atlantic to the North Sea. 60½ mi. (97 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a canal across the NW. of Scotland, executed by Telford, for the passage of ships between the Atlantic and the North Sea, 60 m. long, 40 m. of which consist of natural lakes; begun 1803, finished 1823; cost £1,300,000; has 28 locks; was constructed for the benefit of coasting vessels to save the risks they encountered in the Pentland Firth.
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