Corpach sea locks, at the southern end of the Caledonian Canal. The canal was built to provide fishing boats a safe alternative route from east to west, without having to risk the dangerous waters of Cape Wrath. Construction started in 1803 and took 20 years. Depsite the considerable engineering achievement, the canal was never a commercial success. Nowadays the canal is now very popular with pleasure craft, and it is still used by some fishing boats taking the direct route between the east and west. Ben Nevis and Fort William are in the background.
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