Talk:Corinth Canal

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Comments[edit]

Does the picture of the bungy jumping business really belong here? — B.Bryant 01:12, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I took the photo so i'm pretty biased, but it seems relevant to me. If you can legally bungy jump somewhere, why not mention it? Those places are rather few and far between. --Alterego 04:40, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

I'm curious about one datum that's missing: how high are the canal's "walls" at their highest? —Tamfang 20:07, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Sirparkinson (talk) 16:53, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Another fact missing that I am curious about; what did they do with the 10 million odd cubic meters of rock and soil they removed? Hunted all over and nothing!! Anybody have any idea?

Sirparkinson (talk) 16:53, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Cleaning Up[edit]

I dont know anything about this place but it seems that it needs clearing up and less pictures on it.

Height of canal walls[edit]

The wall height at the highest point is 52 meters [170.6 feet].www.corinthcanal.com 24.15.3.112 20:51, 22 February 2007 (UTC)tvbanfield

90m http://www.gosubscriber.com/2013/11/corinthos-canal-greece-history-height.html

170' (51.81m) http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/the-corinthian-canal-a-narrow-man-made-shipping-canal/

63m http://www.sailingissues.com/corinth-canal-diolkos.html

79m (implied) Diolkos#Course

76m http://bashny.net/t/en/11366 Tonyf1 (talk) 02:42, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Improvements[edit]

This could benefit from a current map showing the location within Greece for those around the world who may not know where this is, and for those who cannot make out much from the old map in the history section. It would also be nice to have the costs of construction given, numbers of laborers, and just in general how the modern one was built (steam powered excavators? dynamite? Zeus used a thunderbolt?). And it needs to have the conversions from metric to imperial measurements added, {{convert}} can be used for this. Aboutmovies (talk) 10:29, 10 October 2009 (UTC)


It would also be nice to know if the canal has locks or is this a water-level canal? --Paul E Musselman —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paulmmn (talkcontribs) 16:53, 5 September 2010 (UTC) Water-level, no locks, see layout Tonyf1 (talk) 03:24, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Citation NOT needed...[edit]

I don't think the "Citation Needed" at the start of the history section is needed. After stating that several rulers dreamed of a canal "citation needed," the author goes on to list several attempts and plans to do just that. Citation included! --Paul E Musselman

History[edit]

What of the German capture of the bridges during World War II? The canal was a strategic barrier. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 159.121.204.129 (talk) 18:19, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

My great uncle Joseph William Nugent from the 17th Brigade, 2/6th Division Australian Army was killed on 26th April 1941 defending this canal. The wikipedia entry only mentions British forces. Would appreciate this oversight being fixed. Here is the reference The battle at Corinth in Australia in the War of 1939–1945. Series 1 – Army - Volume Vol2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.240.165.176 (talk) 11:33, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Portage railway?[edit]

This article has a "see also" link to portage railway. And the article portage railway asserts that the Corinth Canal is a portage railway. Granted, prior to the canal, there was an overland portage route here. But there is no indication there has ever been a railway there. Geo Swan (talk) 01:30, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Added see also Diolkos, this article discusses the function of the wheel grooves and whether they constitute a railway Tonyf1 (talk) 02:55, 27 January 2014 (UTC)