Fredrik VII's kanal

Canal between Lögstör and Lendrup in Limfjorden.

History:
The canal was built between 1856 and 1861 to make it easier for the ships to pass the many shallows outside Lögstör. The canal was dug by hand, only spades and pickaxes were used.
When the new 4 meter deep fairway through the shallows were dug in 1899 the canal became superfluous. Today only dinghys and small crafts can use parts of the canal and the harbour at Lendrup has been filled with sand. In 1913 a barrier was built half way through the canal.
The harbour of Lögstör is part of the canal.
The canal is 4,4 kilometer long and 3 meter deep - 10 feet. The width varies between 24 and 28 meters.
There is a lot more information about the canal at the Limfjord Museum website. The museum is in the old beautiful building where the canaladiministration used to be.

The canal is now a protected memorial place and has been restored in many ways. Now the banks are secured. There was a dam across the canal midways which now is gone. The canal is now almost as new.

Vy söderut från Limfjordsmuséet i Lögstör

Vy söderut från Limfjordsmuséet i Lögstör

Limfjordsmuséet i Lögstör

Southern view from the Limfjord Museum in Lögstör

Southern view from the Limfjord Museum in Lögstör

The Limfjord Museum in Lögstör which used to be the canal office


© Photos 2004 by Ingemar Nordlund

 

Vy norrut mot centrala Lögstör

Vy norrut från Limfjordsmuséet

Gångbro över kanalen vid Limfjordsmuséet

Northern view towards Lögstör

Northern view from the Limfjord Museum

Pedastrian bridge by the Limfjord Museum


© Photos 2004 by Ingemar Nordlund


Sources: Anders Bang. The Limfjord Museum website. Mogens Brems. Danmark til søs, part III, 1976. Komma's Havnelods 1997.

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