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The Burgundy Canal French, a canal in Burgundy in central eastern France. It connects the river Yonne at Migennes with the Saone at Saint Jean de Losne. Construction began in 1775 & was completed in 1832. The canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea via the Seine & the Yonne to the Saone & Rhone. The canal is 242km, 150 Miles long with 189 locks. There were originally 191 lock basins but the double staircase locks at Migennes 114 115 & Germigny 106 107 had the uppermost set of gates removed the lower chamber raised for form single locks though twice as deep as a standard lock 5m 13 & 5m 14 instead of the usual 2.50m to 3m. The canal passes through the departments of Yonne & Cote d'Or. Its summit level is at Pouilly en-Auxois, 378m above sea level. At this point the canal passes through a tunnel which is 3.333 metres long. The lowest point is at the junction with the Yonne at 79m, 259ft above sea level. Carp, Catfish, Bream, Chub, Tench, Roach, Perch, Zander & Pike. Public water. DONT FORGET TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND THEM
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