Varkaantaipale canal

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Saimaa Geopark’s natural and cultural site Varkaantaipale canal is located in Southern Savonia on the waterway from Suur-Saimaa to Mikkeli. The 416-meter-long and about 9-meter-wide canal was built between 1874 and 1877 and excavated mainly into the rock. More than a hundred workers, 24 of whom were stonemasons, were involved in building the canal. There are a few excavated rock walls at the edges of the canal.

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