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In the 1880s there was a concerted effort to make the harbour (protected from the
sea by the small Granite Island) the primary outlet for Murray River Basin traffic,
and it did hold some importance as a port until 1912. Declared a town in 1914, ...
The modern Welland Canal extends 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from Port Colborne (south)
to Port Weller (north) and has a minimum depth of 30 ft (9 m). The 327-ft
difference in elevation between the two lakes is overcome by eight locks, which
Oceanian–British local control 13:446e Western Port, circular bay, about 20 mi (
32 km) across, indenting the south coast of Victoria, Australia, southeast of
Melbourne. An inlet of Bass Strait, it is separated from Port Phillip Bay (12 mi west
) by ...
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