Between the sea and Lake Öja there are two locks, Palma and Kräkilä (Reipsö).
The Palma lock is 10 meters long, 3,5 meter wide and have a free height of 2,2 meter.
The Kräkilä lock is 12 meter long, 4,7 meter wide and has a free height of 3,05 meter.
The elevation is 0,2 meter in both locks.
As you notice we have very little information about these locks and hope one of our visitors may help both with information and pictures.
Skataströmmen and the Boholm canal. In 1968 to 1969 a 400 meter long canal was built between Hästö Bay in Lake Larsmo and the Jouxfjärden. A 2,5 kilometers long canal between Jouxfjärden and Bredviken at Lake Öja was also built. The short canal is called Skataströmmen and the long one Boholm canal. Both canals are 8 meter wide and 1 meter deep.
Jouxsundet is a small canal between Kronoby creek and Jouxfjärden. A natural fairway since ages it has been dredged in modern times. Today only small crafts like canoes och rowboats can use it. It is approximately 900 meters long.
The Bockholm canal between Lake Larsmo and Sandsundsfjärden. Sandsundsfjärden is shallow so few boats find their way there. The canal is 400 meters long.
Fairly many boats pass the 400 meters long Tomsund canal between Lake Larsmo and Östanfjärden. This is not what you would call a beautiful canal, but a tour aorund Lysarholmen through Östanfjärden and through the natural narrow canal is a nice experience.
The canal at Jovarpet on the west part of the area is a popular area. It is a narrow sound that has been dredged for small crafts. The canal is about 500 meters long and the depth is 1 meter.
The canals at Marakubban and Pickasgrundet are narrow dredged sounds. They are 200 and 300 meters long. The depth is 1 meter in both.
Tarmo Hurskainen © 2005
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