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The Alter Strom, in the sea resort of Warnemünde, Germany.
The Royal Canal in Ireland.
Small boat canals such as the Basingstoke Canal fueled the industrial revolution in much of Europe and the United States.

Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water. In the vernacular both are referred to as 'canals'. The main difference between them is that a navigation parallels a river and shares its drainage basin, while a canal cuts across a drainage divide.


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Intro   Types of artificial waterways   Structures used in artificial waterways  Types of canals  Importance  Construction  Features  History  Cities on water  Boats  Lists of canals  See also  References  External links  

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