The Nile River

Over four thousand miles in length, the Nile River is thought to be the the longest River in the world. Its depth varies between 26 feet to 36 feet; deep enough for most vessels but not deep enough for the large commercial tankers necessary for economically feasible transport for oil, petroleum, and grain. It varies [...]

The Corinth Canal of Greece

The Corinth Canal separates the Peloponnesus from the Mainland of Grcece. The Canal was constructed beginning in 1881 and completed in 1893.  It is four miles long, seventy-five feet wide, and twenty-six feet deep. The solid, layered rock sides rises 270 feet high above the waterline. For comparison, the sides rise 27 stories above the [...]