The Corinthian Canal

The canal ia an amazing feat, precipitously deep, and in its few short blocks in length joins the Adriatic and the Aegean Seas. Its construction has saved the modern shipping industry from having to choose from one of two onerous alternatives: Unload all cargo and ship by rail or truck across the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and reload the cargo in another ship or sail entirely around the Achaian Peninsula, adding several days and much expense to the voyage.