In April 1945, the 100-metre (330 ft) wide canal was a significant obstacle to Allied forces advancing from the Ems estuary into Germany. Forces of the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division assaulted over the canal on 19 April and secured a bridgehead. "Küsten Canal" was awarded as a battle honour to the British Columbia Regiment, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), Algonquin Regiment, Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, Lincoln and Welland Regiment, and Royal New Brunswick Regiment.
- Length: 69.63 kilometres (43.27 mi)
- Water depth: 3.50 metres (11.5 ft)
- Bridge clearance: 4.50 metres (14.8 ft)
- Category IV inland waterway
In many places the canal runs parallel to the B 401.
c-Port, an association and trading estate on the canal.
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