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Stoppages on the Main Canal of the Lee Navigation

A map of the Main Canal of the Lee Navigation

The map displays a range of services available on the Main Canal of the Lee Navigation. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.

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A brief history of the Main Canal of the Lee Navigation

Canal Details
Canal length : 27.3 miles
Locks : 17
Boat Length : 72ft
Height : 7ft ins
Width : 6ft ins
Draught : 3ft 6ins

The Lee Navigation runs from the Limehouse basin in London to the town of Hertford. The river is a mojor tributary of the River Thames and has a long history of being used for navigation. There is mention in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of the river being used by Viking raiders. Another tale tells of King Alfred changing the level of the river to strand Guthrum an his fleet.

The river is 27.8 miles in length with 17 locks.

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