Coode Canal

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The creation of Coode Island after construction of Coode Canal 1880–1892.

Coode Canal is the reach of the lower Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria which was excavated in 1886, as part of the harbour improvements designed by Sir John Coode to improve access for ships to Melbourne's main river docks. The canal caused the shallow, narrow and winding Fishermans Bend to be cut off along with other sections of the river including Humbug Reach and the original junction with the Maribyrnong River (or Saltwater River).[1][2]

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  1. ^ "History of the port". Port of Melbourne. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ GREAT HARBOUR PROJECTED. How the Port Has Grown. Sir John Coode's Great Part. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) 9 September 1926

Coordinates: 37°48′55″S 144°54′26″E / 37.81528°S 144.90722°E / -37.81528; 144.90722