The narrowest passage for ships in the world
• The narrowest passage for ships in the world
Go on this way dare not every captain: Corinth Canal stretches as much as 6 km and a width of 21 meters - it is considered to be the narrowest and one of the most dangerous water channels of the world
The big dry cargo and ocean liners here all the way ordered. Those that can pass in size, are necessarily accompanied by special boats, without which the probability of an accident becomes very high.
Build Channel started in the VII century BC, and finished only in XIX - wow project, right? Ancient rulers repeatedly failed: it was thought that the Aegean and Ionian Sea, the difference can cause global flooding Greece.
The fiasco of the channel at the time and suffered Julius Caesar himself. Caligula, the mad tyrant Nero, the Byzantine emperors and the Venetian doges were taken for channel improvement, but the result remained the same.
6 kilometers of continuous problems! Implement ideas of ancient rulers was only at the end of the XIX century. We spent 12 years as an engineer at the creation of this unique channel, and then, in 1893, the grand opening.
channel beauty defies description. Steep limestone walls rise to 76 meters in height: from the ship this passage seems to be a journey into the very lair of Scylla and Charybdis.
Now through the channel have thrown several bridges, and some daredevils organize competitions in jumping across the aisle on a motorcycle. It looks incredibly dangerous!