Here are some pages about the Junction Navigation in the Ballinamore & Ballyconnell drainage district. It later became known as the Ballinamore & Ballyconnell Canal and later still as the Shannon–Erne Waterway.
The role of the cads and bounders of the Ulster Canal Company in getting a canal built at taxpayers’ expense
The construction of the Junction Navigation at Aghoo (Lock 4)
Lock gear old and new
And here’s a reminder of an old page about the Belturbet-built dredger used in constructing the navigation.
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My dry docks overview page had a bad link in it, which was my fault, but I hope that’s now fixed as the Shannon Harbour dry docks
34B in the dock
page is now up. Comments, corrections and suggestions for improvements and additions will be welcome.
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