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 The Telemark canal: Picture shows the Victoria in a lock at Vrangfoss locks

The Telemark canal originally consisted of two canals. The Norsjø-Skien canal, with locks in Skien and by Løveid was built in the period 18541861, and is the oldest of the two canals. The other original canal – Bandak-Nordsjø canal – was opened in 1892. In Europe the canal was seen as "the eighth wonder" when it was finished. The canal was mainly built for transport of goods and passengers, log floating and to prevent flooding. County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... Canal locks in England. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ...

The Telemark canal consists of 18 lock-chambers, is 105 km long and has a difference in altitude of 72 m. The biggest lock system is Vrangfoss which has five lock-chambers and a lifting height of 23 m. The passenger boats Henrik Ibsen and Victoria travels with tourists from Skien to Dalen via Kviteseid. Victoria has traveled through the Telemark Canal since 1870. Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama (dubbed the father of modern drama). It is said that Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. ... Emperess Victoria of the United Kingdom etc. ... Dalen is a town and a former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands, in the province of Drenthe. ... County Telemark Landscape Municipality NO-0829 Administrative centre Kviteseid Mayor (2003) Torstein Tveito (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 157 708 km² 624 km² 0. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Distribution of the 18 lock-chambers

Lock Lift height Chambers Lock passage time
Skien 5 m 1 chamber 20 min
Løveid 10.3 m 3 chambers 35 min
Ulefoss 10.7 m 3 chambers 40 min
Eidsfoss 10 m 2 chambers 30 min
Vrangfoss 23 m 5 chambers 60 min
Lunde 3 m 1 chamber 15 min
Kjeldal 3 m 1 chamber 15 min
Hogga 7 m 2 chambers 25 min

Maximum traffic dimensions on the Telemark Canal

Dimension Meter Feet Remarks
Mast height 16 52.5 limited to 12.8 m at Ulefoss–Dalen
Length 31.4 100
Breadth 6.6 21
Draft 2.5 8

The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... In nautical parlance, draft is the depth below waters surface of the lowest part of a ship or boat. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
GoNorway - Telemark (2965 words)
Telemark County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with a area of 15.315 km2 and a population of approximately 166.000.
Telemarks-skis, the Telemark swing (or "christie") and slalom are all elements native to Telemark.
Telemark´s impressive cultural traditions and their own growing interest in the national heritage have drawn artists and folklorists to the county from the the mid 1800´s until the present.
GoNorway - TELEMARK CANAL (2405 words)
The Telemark Canal stretches 105 kilometres from Skien to Dalen.
The idea of canalizing the Telemark watercourse was introduced as early as 1805, when political economist Christen Pram entertained the notion that to be able to sail up the waterfalls Klostefossen and Skotfossen would be a most welcome convenience.
At the intersection south of the canal there is housing for the lockkeeper, foreman and lock-gate man; on the north side of the canal there is an old smithy.
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