Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century

Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century

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Caption: Manchester Ship Canal, 19th-century artwork. This canal, constructed between 1887 and 1893, opened on 1 January 1894. It provided a route for shipping from the Mersey Estuary to Manchester, UK, covering a distance of some 58 kilometres. Here, a steam-powered boat is approaching a railway bridge. Artwork from the 13th volume (first period of 1894) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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