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Carlisle Canal

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The Carlisle Canal opened in 1823, linking Carlisle to the Solway Firth, to facilitate the transport of goods to and from the city. It was short-lived, being replaced by a railway which used the canal bed for most of its route, and was opened in 1854.

Also known as the Carlisle and Solway Ship Canal

Engineer was William Chapman (1749-1832). Assisted by Richard Buck and his brother Henry Buck. Also Thomas Ferrier was overseer.

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