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The biggest lock...

... in the world is being built in Ijmuiden, between the North Sea and the "Noordzeekanaal".

The new lock is 500 m long, 70 m wide, and 18 m deep. Bigger than the locks of the Panama Canal, or the port of Antwerpen.

 

With our small to moderate sailing yacht (9.4 m length), we could sink in this lock and not even the tip of the mast (~ 15 m) would show, and we could tack up against the wind in it ;-)

 

This picture is showing the new control tower.

 

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sluizen_van_IJmuiden

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Taken on September 15, 2020